Toilers come up short at regionals

Matthew Gourlie
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Swift Current’s Shay Smith, right, blocks the tip attempt of Moose Jaw Peacock’s Megan Crone in SHSAA 5A girls southern regional volleyball action Saturday in Moose Jaw.

The Peacock Toilers made strong sides this high school volleyball season, but they ended up just shy of two major achievements.

After losing in the senior girls city volleyball final Thursday, the Toilers failed to qualify for provincial after hosting the SHSAA 5A girls Southern regional tournament Saturday.

“It would have been great. It would have been a real accomplishment,” said Peacock coach Jennifer Prokopetz. “We still had a lot of good things that came out of the weekend. We’re going to take those little pieces of good and be proud of it.”

The Toilers lost 25-20, 25-21 to Weyburn and 25-22, 25-14 to Yorkton in pool play. In the quarter-finals they played Swift Current strong, but lost 25-19, 25-21.

Balgonie Greenall won the regional title and Yorkton and Weyburn also advanced to provincials.

Prokopetz said she was proud of her team and how well they played Saturday, but noted it was hard at the same time to be so close to advancing.

“Everyone keeps saying that we’re really young, but I think even though we were really young we could have been more successful this year,” said Prokopetz. “It’s good to want more. Unless you win your last game you’re always going to want more.”

Geographic location: Weyburn, Yorkton, Swift Current

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