Kelowna Owls Connor White (right) and Spencer Doody go for the block against Earl Marriott during the Best of the West volleyball tournament held last weekend at several schools in the city.

KSS girls 2nd at Best of West, Boucherie boys 3rd

Owls finish second for second week in a row, Mt. Boucherie ties for third on boys draw of annual volleyball tourney

  • Wed Oct 21st, 2015 12:00pm
  • Sports

Another tournament in Kelowna, another second-place showing for the host KSS Owls.

Ranked No. 2 in AAAA in B.C. heading into the Best of the West high school volleyball tournament, Tony Sodaro’s Owls reached the final before going down to defeat Saturday to Langley Christian.

A week earlier, KSS placed second only to Handsworth at UBC Okanagan Heat girls tournament.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears and Okanagan Mission Huskies tied for ninth at Best of the West, while Immaculata, ranked No. 1 in A girls volleyball in B.C. tied for 13th spot.

The Kelowna Christian Knights took the black division title in the 40-team event.

Over on the boys side, the MEI Eagles captured the B of W title with a victory over Jasper Place in the final.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears, now ranked second in B.C. in AAA behind the top-ranked KSS Owls, reached the semis before losing to MEI. The Bears finished tied for third.

The host Owls lost out to MEI in the quarterfinals to finish in a tie for fifth with George Elliot. The Coyotes fell in the quarterfinals to Clarence Fulton.

Elliot is ranked sixth in AA.