Jean-Paul II takes Bears Girls Volleyball Classic
by Randy Pascal
Showcasing the spanking new three gymnasium venue at St Benedict Catholic Secondary School, the Bears' Den was a buzz of activity last weekend as
no less than twelve local elementary girls volleyball teams gathered for tournament play.
Ironically, it would be a pair of schools representing the french catholic board (CSCNO) earning two of the three sets of medals as Jean-Paul II
captured gold, besting the Marymount Regals "A" team in straight sets in the championship finals.
Jean-Paul II advanced to the gold medal game thanks to a 25-10, 25-16 win over St Charles from Chelmsford in semi-final action while Marymount needed
three sets to slip past the St Denis Tigers, winning the third set 15-13.
St Denis bounced back to claim bronze, downing St Charles in straight sets as the teams completed full round robin play on Friday before moving on to
the playoffs Saturday morning.
Following is a breakdown of the results for each pool, with the team record and sets won-loss included for every school:
1 - St Denis @ 5-0 (10-0)
2 - St Charles @ 4-1 (8-3)
3 - St Benedict @ 2-3 (4-6)
4 - Marymount "B" @ 2-3 (5-7)
5 - Pius XII @ 1-4 (2-9)
6 - St Raphael "A" @ 1-4 (4-8)
1 - Jean-Paul II @ 5-0 (10-1)
2 - Marymount "A" @ 4-1 (9-2)
3 - Marymount "C" @ 3-2 (7-7)
4 - St Anne @ 2-3 (5-6)
5 - St James @ 1-4 (3-8)
6 - St Raphael "B" @ 0-5 (0-10)
This coming weekend, St Benedict will play host to the boys tournament all elementary school sports across all four local boards ramps up to full gear
over the next six weeks or so.