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College Heights, Duchess Park meeting in crossover match after opening round of boys volleyball provincials

Senior AA squads square-up in Round of 16, girls provincials starting today

The 2019 B.C. AA Boys Volleyball Championships is getting an all-Prince George match-up today (Nov. 28), but only one will remain in the hunt for the provincial banner.

The College Heights Cougars (CHSS) and Duchess Park Condors (DPSS) will face each other in the knockout stage this afternoon in Langley with the winner moving on to the quarter-finals tonight.

Fifth-ranked CHSS, who repeated as North Central Zone champions ahead of provincials, finished third in pool-play after starting as the top-seed in their group.

The Cougars went 1-2 by losing their opening match to Pacific Christian (16-25, 25-22, 13-15), beating Langley Fundamental in the second game (19-25, 25-22, 15-5) and dropping the third contest to Pacific Academy (22-25, 25-11, 9-15).

On the other side, 10th-ranked DPSS, who lost to College Heights in the Prince George city championship last month, finished second in their pool with a record of 2-1.

The Condors defeated St. Michaels University School (25-23, 23-25, 15-12) to start the tournament, were downed in the second match by Surrey Christian (25-13, 25-14), but bounced back by sweeping the ninth-seeded Hugh McRoberts (25-19, 25-20).

The winner of the battle of Prince George will take on the victor in the George Elliot-Alpha Secondary match on the adjacent court, while the loser will be relegated to the consolation round.

Meanwhile, senior girls volleyball teams from Prince George will begin their quest for a B.C. title today in Langley, Vernon and in the Kootenays.

Down in the lower mainland, the Prince George Secondary Polars (#11) and city-champion Duchess Park Condors (#14) will compete in the AAA Girls Volleyball Championships.

While over in the North Okanagan, the North Zone champion-Kelly Road Roadrunners (#14) and wild-card D.P. Todd Trojans (#16) are up against the best in B.C.’s AA Girls division.

In South Slocan, the Cedars Christian Eagles (#12) will be the only Prince George school going for the kill at the B.C. A Girls Championships.

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