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Regional Volleyball Champions

The CFB Halifax women’s team wins regional volleyball during a tournament held at 14 Wing Greenwood.

CFB Halifax takes both volleyball regional titles

By Sara White,
The Aurora Managing Editor

Volleyball action took over the centre court of 14 Wing Greenwood’s Fitness & Sports Centre March 20 through 23, as the base hosted the Atlantic Regional men’s and women’s volleyball tournament.

CFB Halifax made a clean sweep of the titles, winning both the women’s and the men’s competitions and the berths for the CAF national championships April 21 to 25 at CFB Borden.

14 Wing Greenwood Commander Col Mike Adamson opened the tournament March 21, welcoming athletes and serving up the ceremonially first ball.

Just two teams competed for the men’s regional volleyball title, with the CFB Halifax team eventually defeating Greenwood.

“I know these will be a couple of days of exciting competition, and I know everyone will have a great event.”

He urged the Greenwood teams to repeat the success of the base’s women’s hockey team, which won the Atlantic regional title and then the national tournament earlier in March.

“We are cheering for the home teams!”

In the women’s division, Halifax defeated Gagetown 25-17, 25-17 and 25-23 to open the tournament. Halifax’s Carolyn Pumphrey was the game MVP. In game two, Halifax defeated Greenwood 25-11, 25-10, and 25-5. Game MVP was Halifax’s Jess Baker. Greenwood defeated Gagetown in game three, with MVP Gagetown’s Danielle Vortisch. Gagetown and Halifax met again in the semi-final, with Gagetown taking the win. Gagetown’s Mary Mejia was game MVP. The final pitted Halifax against Greenwood. Halifax won, with their Kyra Brown the final MVP.

Just two teams entered the men’s side of the tournament. In the opener, Greenwood defeated Halifax 25-11, 19-25, 25-23 and 25-23 – all lose games with Greenwood’s Arthur White the game MVP. Halifax won the second round, with game MPV Jason Thompson on their side. In the tie breaker for the championship, Halifax persevered, with D McRae from Halifax the game MVP.

Overall tournament MVPs were Pumphrey on the women’s side, and Thompson on the men’s.