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Vanier remains unbeaten, into semifinal at volleyball provincials

Win over Luther in quarter-final sends Spirts into medal round; Central drops final round robin game to miss playoffs
Haily Molde and the Vanier Spirits will be playing for a medal later Saturday afternoon.

The Vanier Spirits will be playing for a medal at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association provincial championship.

The only question is which colour -- and if things keep going the way they have, it could very well be gold.

The Spirits have yet to drop a set in the tournament and finished 4-0 in their round robin pool with a 25-17, 26-24 win over Martensville, a match coach Aly Bell expected to be their toughest of the preliminary round.

That win gave Vanier top spot in their pool and a date with Regina Luther in the quarter-final, where they wasted little time getting things done with a 25-7, 25-10 sweep.

The Nipawn L.P MIller Bears have had a similar run of success, going 4-0 in their pool and rolling past Humboldt 25-17, 25-12. 

North Battleford John Paul II and Melville were to face off later Saturday, with the winner taking on Vanier in the semifinal at 3 p.m. at Peacock.

Martensville and Meadow Lake are in the other quarter-final, and the winner there will face Nipawin at 3 p.m. at Vanier.

The semifinal winners will play for gold at 5:30 p.m. at Vanier, while the remaining teams will play for bronze at 4:30 p.m. at Vanier.

The Central Cyclones had hoped to close out their tournament run on a positive note but just couldn’t find any luck, falling 25-15, 25-16 to Meadow Lake to finish fifth in their pool and miss the playoffs by a single win.

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