Charles Hays junior girls’ volleyball player Amy Leighton spikes the ball in a match versus Skeena Secondary in the Rainmakers’ third game of the day. Leighton and Charles Hays finished with a 2-1 record on Saturday.

Charles Hays junior girls’ volleyball player Amy Leighton spikes the ball in a match versus Skeena Secondary in the Rainmakers’ third game of the day. Leighton and Charles Hays finished with a 2-1 record on Saturday.

Junior girls volleyball squad excels on home court

The Charles Hays junior girls' volleyball team was in action this past weekend at home, hosting Skeena and Caledonia Secondary.

The Charles Hays junior girls’ volleyball team was in action this past weekend at home, hosting Skeena Senior Secondary and Caledonia Secondary.

The Rainmakers opened up the day with a win against Skeena Secondary (18-25, 25-18, 15-9), and fell short in their next test against Caledonia (16-25, 10-25), but put up a great team effort in beating Skeena again (19-25, 25-21, 15-9), in the last game of the day.

Coach Nancy Le was able to provide some insight into this year’s team.

“Half of the team will be moving to the senior girls’ team after this year and I could see them all with a chance to play in their starting line up next year,” she said.

A stand out from the junior girls’ team for coach Le has been Jenna Nelson.

“Her improvement, work ethic and positivity has been really nice to work with,” Le said.

Expectations for the year are to do well in zones, but the team doesn’t yet know yet if they will be in the A or B bracket. With the best competition coming from Terrace, events like Saturday are crucial for the development of the girls and gives them a good idea of where their performance is at.

“Terrace has been a strong city for volleyball players, so I just wanted the girls to try their hardest and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Le. The girls will be off next weekend and look to hit the hard-court the weekend after in Terrace.