Inverness wins first high school girls volleyball title in 10 years
Let the celebration begin! The members of the Inverness Rebels jump for joy after the last point is scored to win the NSSAF Division 3 girls volleyball championship – the school’s first in 10 years. (Oran photo by Lindsay MacIsaac-Ryan)
-by Bill Dunphy
It was a long time coming...but well worth the wait.
After a decade of near-dormancy, girls’ volleyball is alive and well again in Inverness following a spectacular performance by the Inverness Rebels to win the 2019-20 Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 3 provincial tournament in Pomquet.
“I’m trying to think of a better word than ‘awesome’ but I can’t,” said Rebels’ coach David MacIsaac.
The Rebels defeated Hants North 25-12, 25-22 in Saturday’s final, while the NDA Aigles won bronze by defeating Pomquet 25-20, 25-23 in the consolation match.
Both Inverness County teams finished first in their pools.
In Pool B, both Inverness and Hants North finished with 2-1 records, but the Rebels took the top spot by having defeated Hants North 25-17, 25-20 in the round-robin. The Rebels also defeated Truro 25-20, 25-13 to start the tournament, and lost 17-25, 20-25 to Drumlin in the final round-robin game knowing they had first place locked up.