Langley Christian takes home Red Serge winning banner

Tri-City teams struggle at PoCo v-ball tournament

The Red Serge Classic AAAA volleyball tournament may have been held in Port Coquitlam, but finals came down to a battle of the Fraser Valley.

Langley Christian Academy defeated Surrey’s Earl Marriott secondary in three sets in the championship game, to take home the winning banner at the event, which is hosted annually by Riverside secondary in conjunction with the Coquitlam RCMP.

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The winning squad came out strong in the first set, defeating Earl Marriott 51-14, before losing the second 21-25 and winning the third 15-9.

Along with taking the top spot at the tournament, Langley Christian Academy boasted an all-star player in Savannah Caterino-Leger and tournament MVP Olivia Heinen. 

In the consolation game, Lord Tweedsmuir defeated Handsworth secondary in three sets (23-25, 28-26,15-9) to win third place at the tournament. 

However, the local teams struggled during this year’s Red Serge Classic.

The Riverside Rapids defeated the Terry Fox Ravens in the opening round of the tournament playoffs in two sets (25-17, 25-20) before losing to Earl Marriott in the second round (25-13, 25-16). That halted any chance of Tri-City club making into the top three at the event.

Other all stars included Lord Tweedsmuir’s Sedona Arabsky and Ansah Odoom, Earl Marriott’s Tyra Anderson and Danica Cowie and Handsworth secondary’s Kayla Oxland.

Last weekend was the 17th edition of the Red Serge Classic and was kicked off with a march by the Mounties, followed by several keynote addresses from top officers and speakers. The tournament features the ten best teams in AAAA, AAA and AA women’s volleyball from across British Columbia.

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