The Abbotsford Christian Knights won a five-set thriller over the Langley Christian Lightning to set up a showdown with the South Kamloops Titans in the championship final of the BC School Sports AA Boys Volleyball Championship on Dec. 2 at Langley Events Centre. Ryan Molag photo
Will the South Kamloops Titans capture the first senior boys volleyball in program history or will the Abbotsford Christian Knights claim another provincial banner, having last won the title in 2018?
That question will be answered on Saturday afternoon as the BC School Sports AA Boys Volleyball Championship come to a close after four days at Langley Events Centre. The 16-team tournament has been hosted by Langley Christian.
South Kamloops entered the tournament as the fourth seed but following a perfect 3-0 record in the Pool play, were re-seeded No. 1 for the playoff bracket. And the Titans continued their domination in Friday’s semi-final, winning 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-12) over the Duchess Park Condors. South Kamloops has gone a perfect 6-0 and won 15 of 16 sets in their march to the gold-medal game.
Their opponent in Saturday’s championship final will be the Abbotsford Christian Knights. The Knights – who were seeded third heading into the playoff round – won a five-set thriller over the No. 2 Langley Christian Lightning in Friday’s semi-final game. Abbotsford Christian won the first and third sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-19 while the defending champion Lightning took sets two and four 26-24 and 25-12, respectively, setting up a fifth and deciding set. The Knights would prevail 15-13.
Langley Christian and Duchess Park – who won gold and bronze, respectively, at last year’s championship, will play for the bronze medal at 2:00pm. That will be followed by the gold-medal game at 4:00pm. The remainder of the games begin at 9:00am.