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We Were Warriors

“From 9-14th Feb, the Winnipeg Women’s Volleyball Team traveled to Cold Lake, Alberta for the first post-covid regional tournament. We were excited: for five out of the seven of us, this was our first experience at volleyball regionals. We picked up two players, one from Cold Lake and one from Comox to complete our team.

Winnipeg Women’s Volleyball Team Photo credit 17 Wing Imaging

After the first game loss against Esquimalt (tournament winners), we snagged the court for some well-needed practice as a whole team.

Saturday saw us playing two games, with a hard-fought loss against Edmonton, and a morale-boosting win against Wainwright. With the Round Robin complete and the team really starting to come together, we entered the semis in great spirits!

Winnipeg Women’s Volleyball Team Photo credit 17 Wing Imaging

Sunday: Semi-final game against Edmonton. They won the first 2 sets, but we warriors weren’t done fighting. We pushed deep and snuck in a 3rd set win. Edmonton: on their toes, they started set four with a lead. The score didn’t look great: 23-18 for Edmonton. It might have seemed like a done deal, but we were warriors and we were having too much fun. We dug deep and played a comeback for the books! 23-25 W for Winnipeg! Set five, everyone giving it everything they have. Edmonton was nervous; Winnipeg was hyped; the crowd was cheering like it was Super Bowl Sunday! Winnipeg not letting up, making Edmonton fight for every point. Edmonton earned that win, but the Winnipeg Women won in my heart!”

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