The Swift Current 18U Men Junior SunDogs placed fifth out of 13 teams at the Conexus Provincial Volleyball Championships in Saskatoon with six wins in nine matches.
They placed second in their initial pool with a win over RVC Elite (25-15, 25-19), a loss to Saskatoon HVC Green (16-25, 7-25), and a win over the BVC Thunder (25-13, 25-19).
The teams were repooled and the SunDogs placed second again with a 2-1 record after a win over Warman VC (25-19, 25-19), a win over Nipawin’s Bad Habits (25-13, 25-11), and a three-set loss to Lloydminster Rustlers (23-25, 25-20, 13-15).
The 18U Junior SunDogs faced Saskatoon HVC White in Sunday’s quarter-final but lost 22-25 and 13-25 to fall out of medal contention. They concluded the tournament with wins over RVC Elite 17U (25-14, 25-21) and Prince Albert’s Smashing Bananas 17U (25-23, 25-23) to place fifth.
The 18U SunDogs, coached by Les Collins and Brandon Schultz, will take part in Nationals in Saskatoon on May 13-15.