Churchill Trojans Tops at Thunder Volley 2011


Churchill Trojans VolleyballTHUNDER BAY, ON – (With files from Chris Green) – The Churchill Trojans suffered their first defeat inside the city limits, in round robin losing to Manitouwadge. That seemed to be the wake up call this team needed as they made their way to the finals to take on Manitouwadge in a rematch. The game provided fans of the sport an exciting climax to the days events. Both teams had their core members at the Thunderwolves High performance camp this past summer and their familiarity with each other was evident.

Churchill defeated Manitouwadge 3 sets to 2 in the best of five final, with a thrilling 15-13 fifth set score.

Churchill was led by Tristen Webb, Aaron Brecka and Kurtis Heidrick providing the block and attack the team needed in timely fashion.

The final was the end to a strong day of Volleyball action. Finishing 3rd was Sioux Lookout who defeated Hammarskjold in the Bronze medal game.

Wolves assistant coach Chris Maclennan remarked, “What a great way to end a long day and a half of volleyball. A final and a bronze medal game that provided so much of what our sport has to offer, big digs, big spikes and some great blocking. Congratulations to Churchill for their championship performance and of course to all the teams for their participation and sportsmanship. Congratulations also must go to the LU Woman’s Volleyball Team for their excellent day of organization, reffing and score keeping for these young athletes.”

Next action for the local Volleyball scene will be the Junior Girls Thunder Volley Event on December 3-4th.

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