Queens win guarantees a playoff spot

Queens win guarantees a playoff spot this season.

Jaycee Tebb freezes the St. Dominics defender by going for the tip instead of the spike to win the point during the second set of their match Oct. 26.

Jaycee Tebb freezes the St. Dominics defender by going for the tip instead of the spike to win the point during the second set of their match Oct. 26.

Win and they’re in.

That’s exactly what the St. Augustine Queens senior girls volleyball club accomplished in a four-set victory on their home floor over St. Dominic’s from Rocky Mountain House Oct. 26, with scores of 25-10, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20.

The win clinched second place in the league standings and their spot in the playoffs with two matches remaining Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at home to Rimbey, then next week in Lacombe to face Central Alberta Christian High School (CACHS).

Queens head coach Darren Josephison was very pleased to see the team able to fight off a good team.

“The first set was great, but then you said it, they lost focus. The other team though also picked up their game. They are good team who have won 4 tournaments this year, including our Turkeyburner. They don’t like losing,” he emphasized.

“But we have a lot of talent, so when everyone works hard and focuses we are tough to beat. Our biggest challenge this year has been to prove we ‘hate’ losing.”

The Queens only loss so far this season came in Rimbey about a month ago, which gives the rematch added importance and should be one to watch.

“It’s going to be a tough one, but would be a big boost to our confidence to beat them heading into the zone tournament,” he added.

“However, the match versus CACHS will also be very intense as they are fighting for their playoff lives. We have a big rivalry with them and would like nothing better than to end their season.”