In this city of lanky power hitters and crafty liberos, the best high school sports entertainment this week is at two West Side schools for the senior boys and girls city volleyball championships.
Magee hosts the senior boys and Prince of Wales the senior girls. Both tournaments' final games are set for 6 p.m. Nov. 1.
The David Thompson Trojans finished first in the East and rolled to a flawless 5-0 finish in a season that didn’t see them lose a set to another Vancouver school. On Monday against John Oliver, the Trojans dropped two sets to the Jokers but pulled out the 3-2 win to advance and meet Magee in the semi-finals Tuesday.
In the West division, the top four schools — Eric Hamber, Magee, Gladstone and John Oliver — were tied at three wins and two losses. Hamber, the defending 2012 champs, edged into No. 1 for claiming more sets against their opponents.
On Monday, Hamber dispatched Tupper 3-1 to meet Van Tech Tuesday.
The Point Grey Greyhounds and Killarney Cougars topped the tables for the West and East Divisions, respectively, with matching 7-0 records.
On Monday at Prince of Wales, the Greyhounds defeated Magee 3-0 to reach Tuesday’s west semi-final against the host Walesmen. Killarney beat Kitsilano 3-0 and faced Eric Hamber in the East semi-final Tuesday.
The 2012 champion David Thompson Trojans finished sixth in the east and had two must-win games to extend their season. They beat Gladstone 2-1 in the first tiebreaker but were eliminated from the playoffs in a 2-1 loss to Van Tech Monday.
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