The 16th annual Red Serge Classic Volleyball tournament was a two day event which took place on Riverside’s own turf November 6 and 7. DSC_0112
The tournament was organized by the Coquitlam RCMP, and included the top ten ranked teams across British Columbia. Not only did this event consist of competitive and intense volleyball action, but it also gave the players an opportunity to meet local Mounties and civilian staff.
The teams which participated in the Red Serge were the Nanaimo Dover Bay Dolphins, the North Vancouver Handsworth Royals, the Kelowna Owls, the Langley Christian Lightening, the Surrey Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, the Pacific Academy Breakers, the Earl Marriott Mariners, the Christian Falcons, the Terry Fox Ravens and of course, our own Riverside Rapids.
“The Red Serge was a great experience for us; I think we really bonded as a team. We learned that we can perform under pressure and never give up no matter what. I’m so proud of everyone and it was so much fun having the school come out and support us in the game against Dover Bay!” said senior player and grade 12 student, Allyson Spence. use this RCMP
The Riverside Rapids came fourth overall beating Dover Bay, Lord Tweedsmuir, the Surry Christian Falcons, and top ranked team Kelowna Owls. They lost to Handsworth in the semi-finals, and to Tweedsmuir in the third place game with a close score of 16-14.
“It’s a very grueling tournament, so it’s hard to be your best for six or seven matches, but we’re very proud of the girls for coming in fourth. With our training, I need to put the girls in more pressure situations, especially when they’re fatigued and tried. At the end of the Red Serge we didn’t have the finish that we had earlier, and I think it was due to mostly fatigue and physical conditioning, so we have to find ways to perform even when we’re exhausted,” said Mr. Gee, the senior girls volleyball coach.
Coming up next for the team is the Fraser Valley championships which start Wednesday November 18 at 8:00.