Broncs JV girls ready to finish the season

The season of bumps and spikes continued for the Ponoka Secondary junior varsity girls’ volleyball squad last week.

Ponoka's Taryn Corkery (#3) goes up high for a tip against during the second set of their match at Ponoka Secondary on Monday

The season of bumps and spikes continued for the Ponoka Secondary junior varsity girls’ volleyball squad last week.

The Broncs split a pair of home matches hitting a bump in a straight sets loss at home to Camrose on Monday, Oct. 26 followed by a straight sets victory over Stettler on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

That gave the team a record of three wins and six losses heading into the final week of the season which included their last league match of the season in Rocky Mountain House on Monday, Nov. 2 (result was unavailable at press time). The season concludes today, Wednesday, Nov. 4 with a tournament in Stettler with all of the league’s teams.

Head coach Tim Corkery explained the group of girls which consists of one Grade 9, six Grade 10 and five Grade 11 players are a great bunch that love to play.

“The girls played well against Camrose, who are a very good team, and we played them very close. We match up a little better against Stettler and we were able to get a win,” he said

“The league we play in is very competitive. It is all 3A and 4A schools and we have been right in every match, which makes for a fun and exciting year.”

Corkery added the team has come a long way since the beginning of the season.

“The girls have come a long way since the start of the year. They have worked very hard at improving their skills,” he said.

“The biggest improvement we have seen is their defensive positioning and better movement on the court.”

According to Corkery, many of the girls on the squad will keep playing this winter at the competitive club level, that begins next month, and he hopes that will help them continue on in the sport in the years to come.


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