Langley Christian Lightning victorious on first day of volleyball tournament

Langley Christian Lightning victorious on first day of volleyball tournament

Langley Lightning won all matches on Wednesday at Kahunaverse Sports BC Volleyball Championships.

Day one is in the books as 36 teams combined to play 54 games to open the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports BC Volleyball Championships on Wednesday at Langley Events Centre.

In the 20-team AAA boys draw, it was the Earl Marriott Mariners who maintained their No. 1 ranking, going a perfect 3-0 while not dropping a single set along the way. In fact, the Mariners did not give their opponents much of a chance as neither of their three foes could even surpass 18 points over the course of the six games. Van Tech, Moscop and Claremont finished two-three-four to round out Pool E.

And Earl Marriott was the lone No. 1 seed in the five four-team pools to emerge unscathed after day one.

The Delta Pacers won Pool F, followed by Oak Bay, Mount Baker and Mt. Boucherie.

In Pool G, Dover Bay finished first with Okanagan Mission, Kelowna and Argyle coming second through fourth, respectively.

Pool H finished in the order of Penticton, Burnaby Central, Elgin Park and Riverside while Pool K saw the fourth-ranked team, Burnaby South, win the grouping, followed by Reynolds, Seaquam and Fleetwood Park.

The action continues on Thursday with four play-in games to see which teams advance to the round of 16. The quarter-finals and semifinals will both be played on Friday.

On the AA side of the draw, the two-time defending champion Langley Christian Lightning may have entered the 16-team championships as the third seed but emerged victorious on day one, winning all three of their matches to take Pool A.

George Elliott, which entered the championships as the No. 1 seed, took second in the pool, followed by College Heights and MEI.

In fact, none of the top seeds in the four pools in the AA draw, would win their quadrant on Wednesday.

Abby Christian took Pool B, followed by Surrey Christian, Richmond Christian and Kelly Road.

Pool C was won by Prince Charles, with Princess Margaret, Revelstoke and Lambrick Park taking second, third and fourth, respectively.

And St. Michael’s University won Pool D ahead of Pacific Christian. Windermere and Smithers were third and fourth.

The round of 16 gets underway Thursday morning at 9 a.m. with the quarter-finals later that day at 5 p.m.

For full results and game times, visit http://bchighschoolboysvolleyball.com/.