The Nipissing Lakers womenâ€™s volleyball team walked away with a silver medal at the Fred Wannamaker Invitational Tournament hosted by Sheridan College over the weekend.
This was the Lakers first game action of the year in a tournament that featured top teams from both the East and West divisions.
Friday the Lakers defeated Seneca 2-0 and Loyalist 2-1.
â€śIt was obvious from a consistency and team play standpoint that this was our first game action,â€ť said head coach Marc LaRochelle. â€śTo the teams credit though, they made significant strides as the tournament progressed.â€ť
Saturday the Lakers defeated a much improved Durham team 2-0 and lost to longtime rivals Humber 2-0.
The Lakers finished second in pool play and defeated Mohawk 2-0 and Trent 2-1 to reach the final against Humber. In the final Humber prevailed 2-0 (25-18, 25-21) to claim the title.
â€śConsidering Humber has already played a significant number of matches against some OUA competition I thought we played well for long stretches in both matches. I think the major difference was execution in crucial times and Humber was a little more polished in that department.â€ť Added LaRochelle.
Story submitted by Marc LaRochelle for the Lakers Women’s Volleyball Team | NULakers.ca