JV Volleyball gets first taste of PAC action this past weekend
The Briercrest junior varsity volleyball teams had their first taste of Prairie Athletic Conference (PAC) action this weekend in Saskatoon.
The women’s volleyball team finished 2-2 over the weekend (2-0 over Great Plains, 2-1 over Prince Albert, and falling 0-2 to both Saskatoon and Prairie), while the men finished 1-3 (0-2 to Great Plains, Prairie and Saskatoon and defeating Prince Albert 2-0)
Women’s volleyball head coach Richelle Vigeant saw growth in her team throughout the weekend.
“I felt that this weekend was an excellent growing experience for us as a team,” she explained. “This was our first time playing as a team, and the first time we had seen our opponents in the PAC conference, so I feel we are in a great position to work forward and build off of our experience this weekend. It is reaffirming to know that we can compete with each team we played, as even our losses in the first sets to Saskatoon and Prairie were within two points.”
“I saw some great things from our team that we are going to build on,” she continued. “Sydney Reimer, who played for the Varsity team last year, showed great leadership and was able to adapt and thrive at both the libero and setter position. It is encouraging to see such diversity like that on a team. As a whole, every player got a chance to contribute significantly on the court this weekend, and I was pleased with how each player, and the team as a whole, reacted to line-up changes and position changes during this tournament.”
Men’s volleyball head coach Carter Reimer saw growth in his team as well.
“Our tournament was one of progression, the guys made improvements throughout the weekend and it helped us be more successful as the matches went on,” he explained. “We went 1-3 this weekend, losing the first match 0-2, winning the second match 2-0, losing the third and fourth 0-2. Overall, for our first chance at playing 6-on-6 I think we did a good job and the guys did well with acting on the adjustments that we were making in game. During the weekend Wes Hackl stood out amongst the group; he played every game and was effective attacking from the rightside and also brought good energy and leadership onto the court.”