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Battle of Abbotsford for a trip to provincial finals

MEI, ACS squaring off in the 2A senior boys volleyball semifinal
The MEI Eagles have yet to lose at the 2A senior boys provincial tournament. (BC School Sports photo)

The Battle of Abbotsford is set for the 2A senior boys volleyball provincial semifinal, and the winner of today’s big game gets a shot at the provincial title tomorrow.

The MEI Eagles and Abbotsford Christian Knights clash at 3 p.m. inside the Langley Events Centre today for a shot at the provincial crown.

MEI enters the game with a perfect record at the tournament, going 3-0 in pool play on Wednesday. MEI beat George Elliot 2-0 (25-19 and 25-15), defeated the Knights (25-19 and 25-18) and then edged Langley Christian 2-1 (16-25, 27-25 and 15-11).

The Eagles then beat Prince Charles 3-0 (25-10, 25-15 and 25-15) in round one of the playoffs and took down Surrey Christian 3-0 (25-22, 25-16 and 25-21). Both of those games occurred on Thursday.

Abbotsford Christian, the defending provincial champions, struggled in the round robin with losses to Langley Christian (2-1), MEI (2-0) and George Elliot (2-1).

But the Knights turned it on when the playoff round began, beating Sir Charles Tupper 3-1 (25-16, 25-10, 21-25 and 25-18) and then defeating Pacific Christian 3-0 (27-25, 25-21 and 25-19).

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The winner of MEI vs. ACS plays the winner of Langley Christian vs. George Elliot tomorrow at 7 p.m. The losers play for third place tomorrow at 3 p.m.

The only other Abbotsford team competing at the provincials is the Yale Lions in the 3A senior boys tournament. The Lions went a perfect 3-0 in pool play, but then fell to Riverside in round of the playoffs on Thursday and also dropped a playoff game to Fraser Heights earlier today. The best the Lions can hope for now is 13th in the province.

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Ben Lypka

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