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14U tier 2 girls win gold, 16U win silver, 18U boys win bronze
U14 girls Tier 2 gold medal champs: Back row, left to right: Payton Doucette (head coach), Brooke Conrad, Saydee Webster, Paxton Grant, Rowan LeBlanc, Grace Spinney, Abigail LeBlanc, Cammy d'Eon (assist. coach) Front row: Chloe Vilela, Kelsey Rhyno, Maria Donaldson, Liz Adams, Chloe Spinney.
YARMOUTH, N.S. – It was a successful provincials circuit for Southwest Fusion volleyball teams as they brought home gold, silver and bronze from provincials.
It was a golden weekend for the Southwest Fusion 14U tier 2 girls volleyball team, which captured the Nova Scotia title at the provincials in Halifax the last weekend of April.
The Yarmouth County team went undefeated through the tournament, topping the field by defeating the Acadia Axe in the gold-medal match in two sets.
Brooke Conrad was tournament MVP and teammates Rowan LeBlanc and Saydee Webster were tournament all-stars.
The team was coached by Payton Doucette and Cammy d’Eon. The team had a great run during the season, winning Tier 2 gold at Carnivolley, bronze at a tournament in Chester and silver at the Fusion Classic.
Over the April 22 weekend, Southwest Fusion captured the provincial 16U tier 2 boys silver during Volleyball Nova Scotia championship play in Halifax. Southwest Fusion captured silver in 16U boys after losing to Truro in the final.
Meanwhile – also on the last weekend of April – another Southwest Fusion team finished in the medals, the 18U squad coached by Claudette Deveau placing third and bringing home bronze.
(This team consisted mostly of the same players who had won silver a week earlier in provincials for 16U boys, plus one Grade 12 player.)
Southwest Fusion’s 14U tier 1 girls team was fifth in provincials. This team hadn’t lost a match all season, but a loss in the provincial tournament knocked them down to the bottom bracket and they ended up in fifth place.
Southwest Fusion’s 14U boys were seventh.
Also on the April 22 weekend, another 16U team from Southwest Fusion placed fifth, also in tier 2. Southwest Fusion also had a fifth-place finish in 18U girls.