The Seaquam Seahawks are the new champions of the Peace Arch News Classic after a win Saturday over one of the host squads.
Seaquam took top spot in the annual senior girls volleyball tournament – held at Semiahmoo and Elgin Park secondaries on Friday and Saturday – with a 2-0 (25-12, 25-18) win over the Semiahmoo Totems in the gold-medal game.
After the Seahawks won the first set with relative ease – largely behind the play of middle hitter Bryn Pasin, said tournament organizer Gord Houchen – the Totems fought hard to tie it in the second game, but were stymied by a red-hot Seaquam side.
“It was a pretty solid effort, and a good result for the girls,” said Semiamhmoo coach Paisley Poelzer.
Prior to their matchup against the North Delta-based Seahawks, the Totems won their semifinal tilt 2-0 (25-17, 27-25) over Sardis, while Seaquam defeated Magee in the other semifinal.
Magee wound up finishing third, defeating Sardis in the bronze-medal game Saturday afternoon.
Seaquam’s Amanda Tabe was named MVP, while all-star nods went to Pasin (Seaquam), Kalissa Beltrand (Semiahmoo), Amanda Standerwick (Semiahmoo), Leah Serlin (Magee), Brianna Connolly (Fraser Heights) and Josie Delisa (Clayton Heights).