Serve, Block, Spike, Win!
November 6, 2015
Just two months into school and VPCI already has plenty of sports teams of which to be proud. This includes the Junior and Senior Boys Volleyball teams, which were victorious over their respective opposition by showing dominant and consistent performances. They have brought a new spirit to warm all the VPCI students throughout the months of October and November.
Junior Boys Volleyball
The Junior Boys Volleyball team had a great start to their season with convincing wins against John Polanyi CI and Northview Heights SS. They faced their greatest challenges against William Lyon Mackenzie, York Mills CI, and CW Jeffreys CI, winning all three close matches in the final set. They dominated Westview Centennial SS in straight sets leading them into their final match of the season undefeated.
Their final matchup proved the deciding factor of the TDSSAA North Junior Boys season. It pitted the top ranked VPCI (6 – 0) against the second-place Windfields JHS (5 – 1). After a heart-breaking first set loss, 25 – 21, Windfields came through with the upset beating VPCI 25 – 16 to complete the straight set victory. The Junior Boys ended their season with a 6 – 1 record (in third place), winning 12 sets and losing 6.
The Junior Boys dominated their way through the North Region Quarter Final, defeating CW Jeffreys CI in straight sets. The team faced Northview in the North Region Semi-Final and continued their dominance, easily defeating them in straight sets. Unfortunately, Windfields got the better of them yet again in the North Region Final by reigning victorious in straight sets (25 – 15 and 25 – 21). VPCI can expect to see greater results out of these boys in the near future!
Senior Boys Volleyball
The Senior Boys Volleyball team worked tirelessly to prove victorious throughout their season in the North Region Tier 2. After enduring two close victories against Newtonbrook SS and George S Henry Academy, Earl Haig SS was able to break through VPCI’s iron defence and take the match in straight sets. VPCI came back with a bang, defeating all three of their final opponents, Downsview SS, Don Mills CI, and Westview Centennial SS. They ended the season with a 5 – 1 record, ending up in second place with 10 set victories and 5 losses.
The Senior Boys had difficulty, yet proved victorious, against rivals Don Mills CI in the North Region Tier 2 Quarter Final. They couldn’t, however, pull through with a victory against George S Henry Academy, losing in straight sets in the Semi Final. Even though they ended the season on a heart-breaking loss, the Senior Boys managed to achieve great heights throughout their season!