CCI Wolves compete at OFSAA volleyball
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Cobourg Collegiate Institute Wolves senior boys' volleyball team are seen here celebrating after their Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics win, which qualified them for the OFSAA provincial championship tournament. Members of the team were: (front, from left) Liam Woodward, Noah Dickinson,Aidan Woodward, Brandon Wright; (back) Adam McGlashon, Sam Williams, Hugh Daignault, Colin Crain, Owen Kernan, Cameron Bruce, Gavin Hinton, Danny Morrison and coach Jim Martin; absent from photo - Adam Hahn.
The senior boys’ volleyball team at Cobourg Collegiate Institute has now finished off their season after competing at the OFSAA provincial championship.
The CCI Wolves won the Central Ontario ‘AAA’ championship tournament on Nov. 16 held at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, defeating North Addington (25-14, 25-17) and Prince Edward Collegiate (25-19, 25-13) in pool play, before facing St Peter’s from Peterborough in the final, which they won in three matches (25-19, 28-30, 15-11).
CCI’s win at COSSA qualified them to compete in the OFSAA tournament last week in Burlington.
At OFSAA, CCI was one of 20 teams who qualified from all across the province.
Coach Jim Martin said that although the Wolves did not make it out of their pool during round-robin play, they played well.
In their first game at OFSAA, the No. 19 ranked CCI Wolves lost to No. 3 Neil McNeil, although they had one match where they only lost by one. The scores 25-15, 25-23 in favour of Neil McNeil.
In their next game, Martin said they the Wolves faced No. 9 Chatham-Kent Secondary School, which had the biggest team, with players being well over six-feet tall. Chatham-Kent won 25-22, 25-14.
CCI’s other games were against No. 8 Saunders Secondary, which won 25-11, 25-12, and No. 14 Sir John A. MacDonald CI, which won 25-16, 25-19.
“The next day, the second day of the tournament, we dropped both of our games, but they were both well played and the whole team contributed,” Martin said,