Muskie spikers make semis in Dryden

The Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team is putting it all together at the right time.
The squad played their best volleyball of the season in advancing to the semi-finals of a tournament in Dryden last weekend, before being felled 2-0 by one of the two host squads.
“We went from hot to cold to hot to cold throughout the tournament,” Muskie coach Greg Ste. Croix said about his team, which went 5-5 during the round-robin portion, then swept the Churchill Trojans (Thunder Bay) 2-0 in the quarter-finals.
“Fourteen games is a lot of games in two days,” Ste. Croix added. “I think the semi-final loss was a combination of Dryden outplaying us and us making mistakes.
“Dryden serves the ball very well. There was a little more determination on Dryden’s behalf,” he added.
Still, Ste. Croix was pleased overall with the performance of his troops—and he wasn’t the only one.
“It was commented to me by coaches from other schools that every one of our players had made great leaps forward since the start of the year,” he noted.
The Muskies’ shining moment of the weekend came right at the beginning, when they thoroughly dominated Churchill in a 2-0 victory.
“Everyone was just unbelievable,” raved Ste. Croix. “We served well, hit well, passed well, and the defence was just fantastic. It was the best we played all year, by far.”