By Joel van der Veen
DAVIDSON — It was an action-packed day at Davidson School on Saturday as senior girls volleyball teams competed in conference finals.
The Davidson/Loreburn RaiTec came out on top, winning each of its sets throughout the day, while the Hanley Sabers were hot on their heels, finishing in second place.
Sandra Baldwin, manager for the RaiTec team, said the girls’ skills and ability to play together give them great flexibility on the court.
“It doesn’t seem to matter who we sub out, it’s pretty seamless,” said Baldwin. “The girls are familiar with their positions and understand what their jobs are. They play hard all the time.”
Four teams competed in conference finals in Davidson, playing each other in best-of-three matches.
The RaiTec, coached by Tony Baldwin, Karen McConnell and Hallie Volmer, defeated the Hanley Sabers in two sets to begin the morning. They went on to defeat the Strasbourg Vikings and the Southey Eagles, finishing the day undefeated.
The Hanley Sabers, coached by Scott Cory, quickly recovered from their opening loss. They also defeated Strasbourg and Southey, earning a second-place finish.
Both teams were scheduled to compete in 2A south regionals in Arcola on Nov. 14, along with the host team, Wolseley, Milestone and Kahkewistahaw.
The top two teams from that event will move on to provincials on Nov. 21 in Porcupine Plain.
For the full story, please see the Nov. 16 edition of The Davidson Leader.