TRURO - The CEC boys volleyball team finished fifth out of 16 teams at the annual Dalhousie Scotiabank high school invitational tournament during the weekend.
The Cougars opened the tournament with loss to Charlottetown Rural Raiders in three sets (20-25, 25-23, 10-15) before rebounding with straight-set victories over Citadel Phoenix (25-16, 25-20) and Auburn Drive Eagles (25-19, 25-15) to finish second in pool play.
In the quarterfinals St. Michael's (Ontario) dispatched the Cougars 25-18, 25-15. CEC fought off the Horton Griffins in the consolation semifinal 25-22, 20-25, 17-15 and exacted a little revenge by defeating Charlottetown Rural in three sets 25-23, 10-25, 15-12 to close out the tournament.
Leading the Cougars were Grade 10 libero Jack Aucoin libero (62.7 per cent passing), Grade 11 leftside Ben Chisholm (25 digs, 94.3 per cent serving, and 29 kills), and Grade 12 rightside Zach Bernard (93.5 per cent serving, 29 kills).