CFB Halifax men and women bring home silver from Volleyball Nationals
By Ryan Melanson,
Though neither team was able to secure the gold medal, both the CFB Halifax Mariners men’s and women’s volleyball teams can be proud after strong showings at CAF Volleyball Nationals, which were held in Borden from April 22-24.
Both teams went undefeated through the round robin play in the tournaments, with the men’s team scoring a 2-0 win against Petawawa, a 2-1 win over against the Ottawa region, and a 2-0 win against 4 Wing Cold Lake. On the women’s side, the Mariners took 2-1 victories over team’s from Kingston, Ottawa and 17 Wing Winnipeg to make it through to the playoffs.
Unfortunately, both teams fell in their championship matches to opponents they had taken victories over earlier in the tournament, with the men playing to a 1-3 finish against Ottawa and the women taking a 2-3 loss against Winnipeg after a late comeback from the Prairie region team.
Championship game MVP awards for the Mariners went to Lt Danielle Vortisch, a Gagetown pickup from regionals, for the women’s squad, and to A/Slt Blake McLelland on the men’s side.