The senior girls Eckville Aces fell three sets to one in their regular season finale against the Alix Mustangs on Oct. 24.
The Aces finished regular season play with a league record of 4-5, which forced them to have to play their way into the playoffs.
Their chance to win themselves into the playoffs came Mon., Oct. 29 on the road against Bentley.
The Aces ended up just short of the playoffs after losing the five set match.
The senior girls bounced back winning the third and fourth sets before losing the deciding set by five points.
Coach Brian Holland said he is “pleased” with how the Aces did this season.
“At the beginning of the season I thought that they could play with any team when they were playing their best and there have been moments when we reached that standard,” commented Holland. “We played with all the elite teams in our league. We just need to be able to to that more consistently and for longer windows of time.”
“We’re young, we only had two Grade 12’s and we don’t have a lot of bodies, so two things can happen; inexperience and you get physically tired,” Holland said of his team. “We’ve improved throughout the year, [but] so has everybody else, that’s the challenge.”
The Aces’ season ends this weekend with a tournament in Caroline on Nov. 2 and 3.