Cambrian vs OCAA

Posted on Monday March 2, 2015
March 2nd, 2015
The momentum of a first round OCAA championship upset came to a screeching halt for a still young Cambrian Golden Shield women’s volleyball team in Ancaster this past weekend.
Qualifying for the playoffs as the sixth and final seed in the West, the women’s team eliminated the 3rd seed in the East (Canadore Panthers) in their cross-over game, before taking down the 2nd seed in the West (Niagara Knights) in their opening match Thursday at provincials.
Pitted against a physically imposing Durham Lords team in the championship semi-finals, the Shield succumbed 25-27, 11-25, 18-25, to the squad that would advance to take home the silver medal at the championship.
Rookies Kelsey Watson and Amanda Kring paced the Cambrian attack with eight and five kills respectively, while fellow freshman Emily Sanders added four. With one last chance to move on to a bronze medal game, coach Dale Beausoleiland company came up just a little short, ousted by the Trent Excalibur 21-25, 25-14, 19-25, 18-25.
The young squad members were front and center again for the Shield, with Kring (9) and Watson (7) leading the way, followed by Hayley Chisholm with five kills.
The undefeated Humber Hawks would run the table en route to gold, sweeping aside Durham in straight sets, while the Niagara women’s team managed to right the ship, finishing third with a 3-0 win over Trent.
While the young talent with the Cambrian crew provides a sense of optimism, the team will move forward in 2015-2016 without the services of Stacy Carter, Deanna Bedard and Kristy Ballantyne, all of whom graduate this spring.
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Cambrian vs Niagara

Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

February 27th, 2015

Cambrian Golden Shield women’s volleyball coach Dale Beausoleil has noted, in the past, that the key is to simply get to the OCAA championships. Once there, anything can happen.

Those words were ringing especially …

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