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16U Boys’ SunDogs overcome two marathon matches to win gold

Written by  Prairie Post
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No one can accuse the 16U SunDogs volleyball men’s team of being not well conditioned or never putting forth a determined, dare we say, dogged effort.

The 16U men under the coaching of Jeff Jago and Tyler Dickie earned a well deserved gold medal from the North Battleford Invitational tournament winning all five round robin matches they played April 9 before playing two, incredibly gruelling matches April 10.
In an incredibly competitive semi finals against the Regina Renegades, the SunDogs one the first set 39-37 and then winning the second game 25-23. 
The final game was also close against 16u Smashing Bananas from Prince Albert, but the Swift Current squad won 24-26, 25-12 and 15-12.
15U Boys
On April 9-10 there was a 16U men’s tournament in North Battleford which the Swift Current SunDogs participated along with the gold medal winners from Swift Current. The team finished eighth.
The 15Us had the following matches: BVC Lightning W (25-23), L (19-25); RVC  Renegades L (22-25), L(24-26); P.A. Smashing Bananas L (20-25), L (18-25); Lloydminster Rustlers L (18-25), W (25-14); Rustlers L (19-25), L (14-25); P.A. VC L (17-25), W (25-17); P.A. VC L (22-25), L (10-25); BVC L (18-25), L (17-25); Rustlers W (25-13), W (25-16).
15U Girls
The 15U girls did well in this past weekend’s QCVC 15U/16U Tournament in Regina.
In this 10-team tournament, the girls won all four matches in the round robin play (Yorkton 25-19, 25-12; QCVC Avalanche 25-14, 25-14; Leroy 25-12, 25-13; QCVC Rush 28-26, 25-18) placing them first in their round robin.
They headed to the semifinal game where they faced QCVC Royal Rebels and suffered their first loss of the tournament (25-20, 17-25, 9-15). 
In our final game, we faced the QCVC Royal Rush (which we played in round robin, winning the game in two sets 25-23, 25-13, placing the team third.  Great job players and coach on a job well done.
Their next action is Provincials April 29 to May 1 in Saskatoon.

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