MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge SS girls volleyball team wrapped up a stellar season last week, earning Silver Medals at the OFSAA provincial championships, in Burlington.
After rolling through LOSSA play with an undefeated regular season record and a dominant local playoffs saw the Tigers book their fourth consecutive ticket to the provincial championship tournament after defeating Pickering in a thrilling LOSSA championship match.
Coming into the provincial competition ranked 5th out of the 20 competing schools, the Tigers roared in the opening day of competition, on Monday, March 4th.
The Tigers clawed their way to an undefeated record in the opening day of round robin play, winning over Glebe (Ottawa), Eastview (Barrie) and the hosts from Frank J. Hayden, ranked second in the province coming into the tournament.
After opening the second day of competition with a win over Lo-Ellen Park (Sudbury) to wrap up round robin play, the Tigers entered the knock portion of the event chasing their first provincial championship since 2016.
The Tigers made quick work of their quarterfinal foe, Toronto’s Sir Oliver Mowat CI, with a straight sets win to set up a semi-final showdown.
Uxbridge faced a tough test in the semi-finals, squaring off against St. Marcellinus SS (Mississauga). The two sides traded opportunities throughout a back-and-forth affair that saw the Tigers finally prevail in the fifth set to punch their ticket to the championship match.
Awaiting the Tigers in the Gold Medal match was the powerhouse team from Saunders (London). Despite a valiant effort, the Tigers come closer than any other opponent to winning a set against the top-ranked team, Saunders prevailed in straight sets.
The Uxbridge team showed great poise and determination throughout the season, and will likely be a contender next season to return to the OFSAA championships for a fifth consecutive season.
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