Inverness Rebels volleyball girls win second tourney of season
The Inverness Rebels defeated the Pomquet Pantheres 25-14, 23-25, 17-15 in the final to capture their invitational tournament on Saturday. Members of the team include, from left: (front) Emma Kennedy and Jessie Clarke; (back) coach David MacIsaac, Katie Anne MacDonald, Rhonda Hartford, Sarah Ryan, Keisha Gillis, Caris Forance, Avery MacKinnon, coach Norma MacKinnon.
-by Bill Dunphy
The Inverness Rebels are enjoying early-season success in high school girls volleyball, winning their second straight tournament of the season.
Undefeated hosts of a 12-team tournament at Inverness Education Centre Academy on Friday and Saturday, the Rebels won a close match in the championship game, defeating the Pomquet Pantheres 25-14, 23-25, 17-15.
While winning is the ultimate goal of any sports team, Rebels coach David MacIsaac said it’s a two-edged sword.
“On the one side, the younger girls, and the older girls, haven’t won a lot in high school volleyball, so winning something early is important. You learn that it’s not about winning and losing, but rather it’s about the competition...competing for every point, that’s where you’re trying to push them.”