Volleyball, soccer teams in semis

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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Following are Colchester County athletes' results from Thursday at the Canada Games on P.E.I.
Female Volleyball - Nova Scotia blanked Quebec in straight sets and meets Manitoba in todays semifinal.
Nova Scotia defeated Quebec (25-20, 25-17, 25-19) in Thursday's quarter-final tilt.
Truro's Lauren Sears led the squad with 10 kills and five digs, while Truro's Ali Beaver collected seven kills and seven digs. Anastasia Callaghan had one kill and one dig and Hilary Sears had one dig.
Alberta and Ontario face off in the other semi.
Male Soccer - Nova Scotia nipped Newfoundland and Labrador 1-0 to set up a semifinal date today with Alberta.
The contest is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Lower Montague.
Truro's Sandy Hunter is a member of the team.
Alberta defeated P.E.I. 4-1 in their quarter-final meeting. Quebec takes on Ontario in the other semifinal.
Athletics - (Female 2,000m steeplechase) Belmont's Tristan Langley rounded out the 15-runner field crossing the line in 7:47.25.
Saskatchewan's Jessica Furlan won the event in 6:50.73.
Langley is 16 and was competing in her first Games.
Female Javelin - Stewiacke's Annalyse Myers finished 14th with a 32.55m effort.
B.C.'s Elizabeth Sonia Gleadle won gold with a 56.16m toss while teammate Brooke Pighin took silver at 48.96m.
Clifton native Jared Baird is in action today in the male event.
Male Team Golf - Nova Scotia finished seventh after carding 159 in Thursday's final round and Brudenell River Golf Course, for a combined 452 after 54 holes.
Truro's Eric Banks finished 14-over-par 230 for the event and fired nine-over 81 in the final round. He was teamed with Digby's Eric Locke and Wolfville's Ally Tidcombe.
British Columbia won the team event at 429, followed by Quebec (434) and Ontario (441). Nova Scotia was just one stroke behind Alberta and two behind P.E.I.
Swimming - Truro's Matthew Hunter finished 14th overall in the male 50m special Olympics backstroke after failing to get out of his heat.
Hunter finished fifth in his heat in 46.15.
B.C.'s Adam Dylan Rahier won gold in 29.81.
Hunter is back in action today in the 50m freestyle, his final event of the Games.

Organizations: Canada Games on P.E.I., Eric Banks

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta Ontario Colchester County Manitoba Lower Montague Saskatchewan Wolfville British Columbia

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