Sports Roundup (Nov. 7th)

This past weekend the Sr Girls Prep Basketball Team travelled to Montreal to participate in the Ecole Secondaire Saint-Laurent annual Showcase.  The entire weekend was physically demanding for every member of the team.  Our Lady Lions came in as the showcase favourites and they did not disapoint winning each game with a margin of 24 points or greater. Everything from the energy on the bench to the clutch shooting, quick passing and undefendable ball handling allow the Lady Lions to send their competitor home beaten and bruised.  Well done ladies!!!

Last Saturday,  six members of the U14 Boys Volleyball team left it all on the court for their final two games of the season.  In order to advance to the final, Crestwood had to beat Appleby College in the semi-finals. The boys won the game winning three out of four sets. Crestwood’s one line of six played together amazingly. Jack Van Volsen amazed the crowds and shocked the other teams with his killer hits and great passes.  Anthony Cristoforo FINALLY figured out his hitting position on the court and started wrecking the other team with his across court hits. Sean Doherty and Aiden Nunes took over as our two setters, putting so much effort forward so that their teammates could hit. Marcus Green was a wall that shut down many opposing hits. And lastly, our only grade 7 player, Andrew Morrison put up some great passes and won many points on his wicked serves. All of this skill had Crestwood come into the final game with a bang, winning their first set against UCC. Unfortunately after their first win, Crestwood ran out of steam against UCC’s highly defensive team and lost the next three sets. Way to represent the team at the Championships boys!  Overall, Coaches Williams and Reinsma are super proud of the team for their improvement over the season and their passion on the court; way to go, Lions!

This past Saturday, the Jr. Boys volleyball team travelled to Royal St. George’s College to play them in an early morning semi-final match. Despite our strong work on the court, we faced a very good team who made fewer errors than we did. We weren’t able to secure a win, and at the end of 3 games, unfortunately we lost. Coaches Doble and Smith want to congratulate the whole team on an excellent season. You worked hard, learned and grew a lot this year, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for volleyball at CPC.

The Junior Boys’ Soccer team played their playoff game against St. Andrews College on Saturday as well.  This was going to be a tough challenge since we had to play the game with only 10 players.  Even though we were shorthanded, every young man played with determination and a never give-up attitude.  An incredible goal into the top corner by Kanmi Akodu took us into half-time tied 1-1.  Paul Zhao also played his best game of the season by making countless unbelievable saves to keep us in the game.  In the second half, an injury forced us to now play with only 9 players.   This was just too much for the boys to overcome and we conceded two goals as the second half wore on.  Coaches MacPherson, Cardona, and Podlovics are extremely proud of the effort each of the boys showed on Saturday.  Sometimes, even in defeat you come out as winners.  Great job boys.