Girls, boys North Dundas intermediate volleyball teams win qualifier, head to UC Cup Thursday and Friday

The North Dundas Intermediate Girls' volleyball team with coach Gina Reid. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — The North Dundas Intermediate School boys and girls volleyball teams will both compete this week for the coveted Upper Canada Cup after winning their respective qualifying round Jan. 20 at home.

Coached by Gina Reid and Stacey Derks, both local squads of Grade 7 and 8 students dominated the courts in the North Dundas District High School gymnasium. The boys went undefeated while the girls lost just one set against North Grenville, but came back to beat that team 16-14 in final contest.

The girls move on tomorrow (Jan. 26) to the Upper Canada Cup championship in Avonmore, where they are slated to mix it up with five other regional winners, including host Tagwi Secondary School. Also competing are Carleton Place High School, Thousand Islands Secondary School, , Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School, and Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School.

The boys vie for the championship the following day, Jan. 27, where the field will again include Tagwi Secondary School as home team. Perth and District Collegiate Institute, Brockville Collegiate Institute, Rideau District High School and St. Lawrence Secondary School  are also scheduled to compete.

 

Courtesy photo, Nation Valley News

Coaches Gina Reid and Stacey Derks and the North Dundas Intermediate boys’ volleyball team — bound for the championship at the Tagwi on Friday, Jan. 27. Courtesy photo, Nation Valley News

 

The girls' team celebrates after winning a final set against North Grenville 16-14. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The girls’ team celebrates after winning a final set against North Grenville 16-14. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News