Wildfire continues to burn the competition

The Lillooet Secondary School junior and senior girls volleyball teams took on 100 Mile on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the gym at LSS. The juniors, who continue to be undefeated, played in the first best-of-three round.

The LSS Wildfire team defeated their competition in the first set 25-22, and easily took the second set 25-16. Assistant coach Tracy Sussums spoke highly of the team when she said, “The girls are hard-working and have a great attitude.”

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Next, with only six players, just enough to make a team, the senior girls won the first set against 100 Mile 25-21. The second set was intense and assistant coach Sussums was on her feet jumping and commented after on her excitement and nerves during game play.

LSS Wildfire was able to capture the win with a score of 26-24. The senior team was supported by Kiya John who was pulled up from the junior team, where she was acting captain on Wednesday. Juniors Deannicka Adolph and Jessica Engelbrecht also helped support the senior team and both girls often double up by playing on both teams.

Overall, the match was very well attended with the stands near filled by students, parents, and community members cheering on the home teams.

On Monday, Oct. 23 the girls volleyball teams played another home game against Lytton in the LSS gym and will travel to play Hope on Oct. 25. The zone qualifiers for the senior team will be held in Lillooet on Oct. 30 and the winner will advance to the playoffs in Kamloops. The junior girls have already qualified and the zone playoffs will be held in Kamloops the Nov. 11 weekend.

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