16U SunDogs win bronze at provincials

The 16U Sundogs Black Women's Volleyball Team won bronze at provincials to conclude their season. Pictured (L-R): back row - coach Shawn Fraser, Karley Tait, Kadey Patzer, Kierra Lehmann, Alivia Fraser, Talia Lawrence, coach Darren Lehmann. Front row - Brenna Silzer, Shaelyn Feicht, Taylor Munro, Tara Carlson. Missing: Dakota Jorgenson.

The 16U SunDogs Black Women’s Volleyball Team ended their season with a Division 1 Tier 1 bronze medal this past weekend at provincials in Saskatoon. 

On Saturday, the Sundogs ended up second in pool play with a 3-1 record with wins over Southeast Vipers, Warman CVVC and Saskatoon JCVC, with a loss to Prince Albert Toppers EnFuego, who went on to become the silver medalists. 

The playoffs on Sunday started with the Sundogs taking a two-set win over Lanigan (25-16, 25-18) in the quarter-final.

The semi-final saw some intense rallies with exciting hits, blocks and digs when the Sundogs took on the Husky Premier team. After a hard fought first set that ended in a 20-25 loss, the Sundogs struggled to keep the intensity up and ended up losing to the eventual gold medal winners 10-25. 

With spirits and energy wavering, coach Fraser and Lehmann’s pep talk inspired the girls, who battled the Southeast Vipers in the bronze medal match, to come out on top with a two-set win (25-23, 25-22).

After all was said and done, the Sundogs placed third out of 38 teams to cap off a very successful season.