Ponoka’s captain Emily Parker, who is one of three graduating Broncs on the club that were playing for the final time on their home court, sends this power shot cross court against Stettler Nov. 6. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PSC Broncs volleyball heading to 3A zones in top notch form

Three graduating senior girls honoured at final home match in long-standing school tradition

It’s been a good season and the hope is that some recent success will continue into provincial playoffs.

The Ponoka Secondary Campus Broncs senior girls volleyball team finished its regular season at home Nov. 6 with a straight set victory over Stettler 25-16, 25-22, 25-13. The win brings the Broncs seeded in the middle of the six-team 3A zone tournament set for Nov. 17.

Coach Ron Labrie was pleased with the team’s performance against Stettler and is confident the club can at least qualify for the zone semi-finals.

“We’ll likely go into zones in third or fourth, but that is a good place to be. I know we scared everybody and our mission at the end of the day is to get to Beaverlodge for provincials.”

Labrie believes that goal isn’t out of the question with this team, but it won’t be easy.

“We have to finish in the top two in pool (of three) and make that crossover semi-final. From there, anything can happen,” he added.

Seniors night

Three Grade 12 players — Emily Parker, Lucretia Omeasoo, Shayla Ennis — were honoured following the match in a long-standing tradition the Broncs team has for graduating players.

The trio have played a huge part of the success this season on the roster of nine players.

“It’s always an important night because we want to recognize the Grade 12s that have put so much into the program,” Labrie said.

During the presentation to the three athletes, Labrie spoke highly of each of the players noting their dedication and commitment.

As for each individual, Labrie will remember Ennis for her strength and athletic prowess at the power position; Omeasoo as the team’s most improved player this season and unique ability to use quick hitters to find holes in the defence; and, Parker’s ability to be the fireplug on the squad, accepting everything being asked of her and weathering all of the pressure of being a captain for the club.


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Lucretia Omeasoo, one of three graduating players in their final home match, attacks this ball at the net during the second set of the Broncs straight set victory over Stettler on Nov. 6. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

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