Richmond Christian Eagles are the last city team standing in the high school volleyball season.
The high-flying Eagles head to the Langley Events Centre today where they are seeded eighth at the 16-team B.C. “AA” Boys Championships.
The two-time city champion will see “power-pool” on Wednesday where they will take on No. 5 Surrey Christian, No. 6 Abbotsford Christian and No. 7 Kelly Road of Nanaimo in best-of-three matches — looking to improve their seeding for the championship round which features round of 16 play on Thursday.
The Eagles claimed their second straight city championship in unbeaten fashion with a 3-0 win over the Richmond Colts and proceeded to earn Lower Mainland honours as well by defeating Windermere in the final.
Richmond Christian was fifth at the 2017 “AA” provincials — one of the best finishes in the school’s rich volleyball history. The goal this week will be a return to the final eighth.
The Colts and Steveston-London Sharks came up short in their bid to advance to the provincial “AAA” tourney — losing out to Burnaby South, Burnaby Central, Moscrop and champion Van Tech in the Lower Mainland playoffs. Van Tech and Moscrop are seeded No. 2 and No. 4 respectively in Langley.
On the girls side, city champion McRoberts Strikers could find their way back to the the provincial “AAA” tourney, losing out at a highly competitive Lower Mainland tourney that included top 10 ranked schools Crofton House, Magee and Little Flower Academy.