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'Unbeaten' McMath girls volleyball team crowned Richmond champion

The junior girls volleyball team won the RSSAA City Championship for the first time since 2018
The McMath Junior Girls Wildcats Volleyball team is this year’s RSSAA City champion. Back row left to right: Cyrus Yekani, Caitlin Richardson, Erica Hsieh, Maddy McGregor, Abby Chan, Becca Nashlund, Liza Kizilov, Astrid Fu (manager). Front row: Eloise Milot, Queenie Mo, Lucy Casson, Brianna Dejo-Balbuena, Rose Fernandes. Mike Yee (coach). Photo submitted

A Richmond junior girls’ volleyball team was recently crowned city champions, marking a perfect end to an undefeated regular season.

The McMath Junior Girls Wildcats volleyball team won 3-1 and nabbed the RSSAA City Champion title against the Richmond Christian School Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The teams were each required to play five-set tiebreakers during the semi-finals held on Tuesday, before playing four thrilling sets at MacNeill secondary.

This was the first time the Wildcats won the city champion title since 2018.

“McMath was the only unbeaten team in the regular season with a 10-0 record and adding this trophy capped a perfect season,” said coach Mike Yee.

The Wildcats and Eagles, along with semi-finalists Steveston London Sharks and McRoberts Strikers, have qualified for next weekend’s South Fraser Zone Championships. They are also eyeing the provincial championship title, which will be held in Surrey over the weekend of Nov. 24.

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