Nova Scotia advances to quarters in volleyball

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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Following is a roundup of Colchester County athletes' results from Wednesday at the Canada Games on P.E.I.:

Girls Volleyball - Nova Scotia won both of its matches and advanced to today's quarter-final against Quebec to already give the province its best-ever finish in the sport.
Nova Scotia defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20) to finish in second in their pool at 3-1 behind Ontario.
Truro's Ali Beaver collected nine kills and 12 digs, while Truro's Lauren Sears had nine kills and two digs.
The Bluenosers defeated B.C. 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 16-25, 25-18) earlier in the day. Beaver racked up 14 kills and five digs with Sears getting nine kills and four digs.
Truro's Anastasia Callaghan and Hilary Sears are also on the team, which is coached by Truro native Darren Russell and managed by Truro's Darren McCallum.

Boys Volleyball - Nova Scotia handed Newfoundland and Labrador a straight sets (26-24, 25-23, 25-23) setback to improve to 2-3.
Nova Scotia's record places it fourth in its pool behind Ontario (5-0), Quebec (4-1) and Saskatchewan (3-2).
Nova Scotia plays the winner of a match between P.E.I. and the Yukon today.
Lower Onslow's Dale Worsley is a member of the team.

Boys Team Golf - Nova Scotia fired 151 to finish in a tie for fifth in Wednesday's second round.
The result drops Nova Scotia into a tie with Ontario for third overall, thanks to an opening-round 142 Tuesday.
Truro's Eric Banks is a member of the team, along with Digby's Eric Locke and Wolfville's Ally Tidcombe. Banks is five-over-par for the event (73, 76).
The third and final round is today.

Boys Soccer - Nova Scotia dropped a 2-1 decision to Quebec Wednesday.
The loss lower's the Bluenosers to 1-1 for second in their pool behind Quebec (2-0) and ahead of the Yukon (0-2).
Nova Scotia plays New Brunswick today in a quarter-final tilt.
Truro's Sandy Hunter is a member of the team.

Boys Special Olympics Swimming - Truro's Matthew Hunter failed to advance past his heat in the 100m backstroke.
Hunter finished fifth in his heat in 1:36.73. Ontario's Mike Heath won in 1:09.25.

Organizations: Canada Games on P.E.I., Eric Banks

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario Colchester County Yukon Newfoundland and Labrador Saskatchewan Wolfville New Brunswick

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