The Langley Christian Lightning tested their mettle last weekend at the Red Serge Invitational at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. The Lightning fell 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) in the quarterfinals to eventual tourney silver medallists Pacific Academy of Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls volleyball Top 10 rankings 11.08.19: Tweedsmuir’s Red Serge triumph carries Surrey’s Panthers to AAAA No. 1

LANGLEY — Led by the play of senior middle and tournament MVP Ellie Sinclair, Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers topped Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breaks 2-1 (27-25, 28-30, 15-12) to not only win the coveted Red Serge title last Saturday at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, but also move into the No. 1 spot in the B.C. senior girls Quad-A volleyball rankings.

Former No. 1 Kelowna only dropped one spot, bouncing back from its 2-1 (25-16, 16-25, 15-4) semifinal loss to Lord Tweedsmuir in the Red Serge semifinals with a 2-1(25-15, 26-28, 16-14) win over North Vancouver’s No. 3-ranked Handsworth Royals in the bronze final.

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Alysha Goundrey, along with Lauren Attieh and Davida Hill of Pacific Academy, Sophie Lachapelle of Kelowna, Maddie Avotins of Handsworth and Emoni Bush of Campbell River’s Carihi comprised the Red Serge’s first all-star team.

Here are this week’s full rankings from all four tiers of play courtesy of the B.C. Girls Volleyball Commission:


1 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (LW-5) 

2 Kelowna Owls (1)

3 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (3) 

4 Mission Roadrunners (8) 

5 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (4) 

6 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver) (2) 

7 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (6) 

8 Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (9) 

9 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (7) 

10 Burnaby Central Wildcats (NR)

Dropped out — Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) (10)


1 Little Flower Academy Angels (Vancouver) (LW-1) 

2 Dawson Creek Penguins (2) 

3 Okanagan-Mission Huskies (Kelowna ) (3) 

4 Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (4) 

5 W.L. Seaton Sonics (Vernon) (5) 

6 Prince George Polars (6) 

7 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (7) 

8 Hugh McRoberts Strikers (Richmond) (8) 

9 Crofton House Falcons (Vancouver) (9)

10 South Kamloops Titans (10)

Dropped out — None


1 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (LW-1) 

2 Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (2) 

3 George Elliott Coyotes (Lake Country) (3)

4 Langley Christian Lightning (4)

5 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (5) 

6 York House Tigers (Vancouver) (8)

7 Langley Fundamental Titans (7) 

8 West Point Grey Wolves (Vancouver) (6)

9 Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (9)

10 Kalamalka Lakers (Vernon) (10)

Dropped out — None.


1 Kelowna Christian Knights (LW-1)

2 Mt. Sentinel Wildcats (South Slocan) (2) 

3 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (3) 

4 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (4) 

5 Fernie Falcons (5) 

6 Southpointe Academy Titans (Delta) (8)

7 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (7) 

8 Vancouver Christian Phoenix (NR)

9 Duncan Christian Chargers (10) 

10 Vernon Christian Royals (NR)

Dropped out —Elkford Celtics (6), Regent Christian Royals (Surrey) (9)

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