Women place in 5th and men place in 6th heading into the OCAA crossover games
George Brown college’s (GBC) women’s volleyball secured a fifth place spot in the crossover games after a 3 – 0 win against Centennial on Sat Feb 10.
The first and third set were very close, with the lead going back and forth between the two teams. GBC was able to pull ahead in the end with final scores of 26 – 24 and 25 – 22.
In the second set, the Huskies took the lead early on and secured the set 25 – 19.
As the final game prior to playoffs, this game was an important win for the women.
“It’s something that the school hasn’t been able to do for a really long time, so being a part of the team who’s able to take it this far is an amazing experience in itself,” said team captain Jessica Barrios.
GBC could have ended up as low in the stats as seventh depending on the other games still going on. By winning this game, the Huskies took their fate into their own hands and ensured their fifth place spot.
After a rocky start to the season, the Huskies have climbed through the ranks.
“We set out in the very beginning of the season to focus on the prize, which was trying to peak at the end of our season, said head coach Daphne Choi, “We wanted to get there slowly so that we respected the time and respected the journey that it takes to become that team.”
The women will take on Humber next weekend in their first game against the West side of the province.
The Huskies men also had a successful night against the Centennial Colts. With another 3 – 0 win GBC men’s team ended their last home game of the season on a high note.
GBC won the first two sets by only a few points (25 – 23, 26 – 24). In the third set, the Colts seemed to slow down and GBC made a ensured the final set 25 – 13.
Regardless of the outcome of the game, the men’s rank as sixth in the East division was already set. Still, they we’re happy to finish their last home game of the season on a good note.
“The team played really well. This was meant for us to have fun, enjoy our last game at home and get ready for our crossover match against either Niagara or Redeemer,” said Huskies’ Nick Baker-Bell.
With a total of nine players graduating this year, this is the last game that a lot of the team will ever play at home.
Prior to the games, GBC took the time to honour the graduating members of both the men’s and women’s teams.
GBC’s men will move on to face off against either Redeemer or Niagara from the West division.