Yukon volleyball teams prep for championships

Whitehorse's Subzero welcomed the Dawson City Diggers for some inter-territorial competition last weekend at Porter Creek Secondary.

Whitehorse’s Subzero welcomed the Dawson City Diggers for some inter-territorial competition last weekend at Porter Creek Secondary.

The two Yukon clubs have a big month coming up with some major championships and decided to square off in preparation.

“It was pretty competitive. It was a good chance for both teams to play,” said D’Arcy Hill, executive director of Volleyball Yukon. “It was a good way to bring the territory together, have a bunch of teams from the territory together.”

Three Subzero teams are getting set to play in the B.C. Volleyball Championships this weekend in Abbotsford. Two Diggers teams and Subzero’s U16 girls squad are set to compete at the Canadian West Open in a couple weeks in Calgary.

The Dawson Diggers’ U15 girls team achieved come-from-behind wins over Subzero squads.

“They have fight, even when they are right out,” said Diggers coach Chuk Taylor. “The game against the (Subzero) U15 team, we lost the first two games and came back and won the next three.

“They are a pretty resilient team, good serving team, and on top of that they’re all really good friends.”

The U15 Diggers defeated the Subzero U16 girls 25-18, 18-25, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13 on Saturday. They then beat the Subzero U15 girls 18-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-9, 15-9 on Sunday.

The Diggers, who placed second in Division 3-Tier 2 at last year’s West Open, are defensively strong. They don’t always have the big spikes and kills, but they get the ball back. “Diggers” is a good name for the team.

“I’ve been hearing a lot about our defensive structure,” said Taylor. “We have some good hitters, but for myself as a coach, I like to work on defence first.

“They are a really scrappy bunch, that’s all I can really say about them.”

The Subzero U16 boys beat the Diggers U16 boys 15-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-14.

The Subzero U15 boys beat Diggers U16 boys in three, winning 25-22, 27-25, 25-15.

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