Yukoners bring their volleyball skills to the beach scene in British Columbia

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Emma Boyd (left) and Katelyn Holway compete in the BC Beach Volleyball Provincial Championships July 31 at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver. (Submitted)

Yukoners bring their volleyball skills to the beach scene in British Columbia

Fourth place at the provincials




Two Yukon volleyball players recently put their skills to the test on the indoor court, earning a fourth place finish at the BC Beach Volleyball Provincial Championships.

Emma Boyd, a U Sport indoor volleyball silver medalist with the Mount Royal University Cougers, and Katelyn Holway competed in the 1-Star Adult Provincial Championships held at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver on July 31, where Boyd was among the youngest players in the event aged 19 to 55. -More years. Both are alumni of the Subzero Volleyball program in Whitehorse.

After suffering an ankle injury in late May, Boyd was unable to practice on the beach and so it was with just one practice and the Subzero Adult Beach Tournament in Carcross that she and Holloway headed for British Columbia.

The team finished second in pool play after beating a more experienced Lower Mainland team 25-15 and the Nunavut team, a statement noted.

Given the temperature of around 30°C, the competition was particularly difficult for the team who had never played in this type of heat before.

While it was relatively easy to hydrate and reapply sunscreen, heat exhaustion set in by late afternoon and their last two games cost the team dearly.

The pair were able to stay positive despite the challenges, it was noted.

They are already looking forward to more beach volleyball events in the years to come with the Van Open and the Beach Tour already scheduled for next year.

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