Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice
|Livingstone Senior Girls Sabres|
C. Davis photos
|JV Dragons vs Sabres|
The JV Dragons came on strong in the second set, getting ahead and staying there despite a big effort from the Sabres squad near the end. The Dragons finished ahead 25-18.
|JV Sabres vs Dragons|
The Senior Sabres Girls took an early lead in their first set against their Dragons opponents. They were ahead 12-3 at one point, with the Dragons in disarray. The Dragons never quite recovered, even though they put in a better showing in the declining minutes of the set, and the Sabres took it 25-17.
|Sr. Dragons vs Sabres|
The last two sets were mirror images of each other, with the Senior Sabres coming on strong, and in particular delivering some mighty fine serves that proved to be very difficult to return elegantly, if at all. The Sabres crackled out there, taking both sets by scores of 25-19, going home with 3 straight in their pockets.
The Livingstone School gym was an interesting factor in the game. It's a smaller room and brooks no errors, forcing a tighter, more controlled style of play. It didn't seem to give either team the edge, because these girls are used to playing at each other's schools, but it certainly added a certain vehemence to the action. The ceiling is right there, ready to volley a wayward ball right back atcha, for example.
|Sr. Sabres vs Dragons|
The Senior Dragons were visibly disappointed with the evening's results, but really they shouldn't be. The consensus from onlookers, including this one, was that we were treated to an evening of exciting, well-played volleyball, the kind that happens when two opponents are evenly matched enough to make it a real challenge for both. There was some great teamwork displayed on both sides of the net, and some great sportsmanship too.
The Senior Girls Sabres rocked the serve, and once they're on a roll, look out!
Note: A special thank you to Lundbreck's James and Mary Butler for their help with the video on this one.