Cam Opsahl smashes the ball after a set-up by one of his teammates during the first set of the game against the Clear Water Crusaders. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Cam Opsahl smashes the ball after a set-up by one of his teammates during the first set of the game against the Clear Water Crusaders. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Photos: Aces win first game of provincials

Aces host 1A Boys’ Provincial Volleyball Championships Nov. 23-25

It was a quick one-two in the Eckville Aces first game of the provincial tournament.

In a best of three game, the Aces quickly dominated Clear Water Crusaders two sets to zero.

After an opening ceremony earlier in the day, where each team was piped in to a cheering crowd, the Aces had a few hours to wait.

The team used the wait time to their advantage playing a close first set and moving far ahead with the second.

The two sets took less than 40 minutes, start to finish.

Following the game against the Crusaders the Aces had a bit of a rest before finishing Day 1 of provincials with one last game against Ecole Beausejour.

This evening the Aces will take part in a banquet for the players, with a special guest speaker Chris Wandler, the head coach for the Red Deer College Queens volleyball team.



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Aces middle, Zack Waite leaps into the air to spike the ball back down for another point for the Aces. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Aces middle, Zack Waite leaps into the air to spike the ball back down for another point for the Aces. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Blocks are an important part of volleyball, and sometimes members from both teams get their hands on the ball at the same time while blocking each other. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Blocks are an important part of volleyball, and sometimes members from both teams get their hands on the ball at the same time while blocking each other. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Evan Sparrow passes the ball back over the net after a hard hit over from one of the players on the Crusaders. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Evan Sparrow passes the ball back over the net after a hard hit over from one of the players on the Crusaders. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Zack Waite arches back just a bit to get a handle of the ball late in the second set of the Aces first game against the Clear Water Crusaders, Nov. 23. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo

Zack Waite arches back just a bit to get a handle of the ball late in the second set of the Aces first game against the Clear Water Crusaders, Nov. 23. Photo by Megan Roth/Eckville Echo