The learning curve threw the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team right off the highway.
But one of their coaches was considering it part of the road to better days ahead.
Fort High posted a 1-8 sets record in the preliminary round, then lost 2-1 (27-29, 25-21, and 15-6) to the Churchill Trojans of Thunder Bay in the semi-finals of the Kenora Invitational volleyball tournament over the weekend.
“I’m happy with how we improved over the course of the tournament and it was great for us to identify areas of improvement that we need to focus on this week,” said Muskie co-coach John Gibson.
“It was a great tournament but I’m a little disappointed that we lost to Churchill in the playoffs,” he admitted.
“However, it was great to have the opportunity to play the Trojans, as well as Hammarskjold, so we know what to expect should we end up facing either of them at NWOSSAA.”
The Muskies were swept 2-0 (25-16/25-24) by the Atikokan Voyageurs, then again to the Sioux Lookout Warriors (25-14/25-16) and Kenora Broncos (25-21/25-19).
Fort High split with Hammarskjold (24-26/27-25) before ending round-robin play with a 2-0 loss to the Manitouwadge Wolverines by identical 25-23 scores.
The Muskies resumed league action here yesterday versus the Dryden Eagles (score unavailable at press time).
Fort High then hosts Kenora tomorrow beginning at noon before heading to Dryden next Tuesday (Oct. 3).