The Langley Fundamental Titans senior girls volleyball team finished fifth at the Fraser Valley championships. Submitted photo

Season comes to end for short-handed Titans

Despite falling short of qualifying for provincials, it was a successful season for the Langley Fundamental Titans senior girls volleyball squad

Facing a must-win game with just seven players, the Langley Fundamental Titans came through with a massive victory.

The win allowed the Titans senior girls volleyball team to place fifth at last week’s Fraser Valley AA championships, and gave them one more opportunity to qualify for next week’s provincial championships through a wild-card game.

And while the team ultimately came up short in that quest, losing the game, it was quite the season for the Titans.

“We came up short in that goal but playing in the very competitive Lower Mainland, that is a tough goal to achieve,” said coach Dwight Unrau.

Despite having just nine players, the Titans came in top spot in their division during the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record. They also had strong showings at a pair of tournaments, placing third at the Bear Paw Classic and finishing in the top eight of the prestigious 25-team Trinity Western University tournament.

“The biggest surprise for me was how they never gave up on the court. We would go on to win multiple times when down in games,” Unrau said. “You don’t achieve that without resolve and courage and they stepped up over and over.”

“In the provincial playoffs, we faced many challenging games and no matter how the score sheet was in the other team’s favour, they never gave up.”

At the Fraser Valleys, the Titans lost the opener to Pacific Academy — the eventual Valley champs — but stayed alive in the double knockout format with a big win over Abbotsford Christian.

They then defeated Southridge in the fifth/sixth-place game to earn a shot at the wild-card.


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