For the second year in a row, the St. Michael Senior men’s volleyball team will be heading to EOSSAA after capturing the LGSSAA gold medal on Wednesday in Brockville. After finishing first in the regular season in the “AA” division the Mustangs received a bye to the finals and faced off against a familiar foe the St. Mary Crusaders. In the best of five finals, the Mustangs came out strong in the first set with a commanding 25-10 victory. In the second set, the Crusaders found their footing and led 24-21 before the Mustangs mounted a comeback and narrowly escaped with a 27-25 victory. On the brink of elimination, the hussle and tenacious defence from the St. Mary squad was enough to propel them to victory in the 3rd set as they won 25-20 and forced a 4th set. After being tied at 14 all, the Mustangs found their rhythm and won 25-18 to return to the top of the podium in Leeds and Grenville this season.
Excellent setting by Cory O’Connell and stellar defence from Bryson Patterson and Alex Cornel helped lead the Mustangs to victory. Tom Wiessflogg led all hitters with 16 kills in the final match. Congratulations goes out the Mustangs as this is only the 3rd time in school history that the senior mens volleyball team has won the LGSSAA championship. The boys have displayed excellent work ethic this season and look forward to returning to St. Mary for the EOSSAA championship Thursday, November 13th.