The women’s beach volleyball team of Darby Dunn (Langley) and Quincy Birker (Kelowna) squared off for bronze against Team Nova Scotia on the last day of competition in week one at the Canada Summer Games.
Birker and Dunn had started their warm-up for the game but, thunderstorms brewed overhead and the match was delayed for 30 minutes. The girls took the opportunity to relax and played cards while they waited for the storm to pass.
When they hit the court they were ready and went on a 7-0 run to start and then took the first set 21-10. The second set was equally dominant and they took the win 21-14.
DUNN, Darby (Langley)
On their approach to the game
“After our semifinal we realized we weren’t playing our game and so we just said we have to play our game no matter what and no matter who we are playing. We needed to start off loud, aggressive, strong and play for each other and with each other every single point.”
BIRKER, Quincy (Kelowna)
On the feeling of winning bronze
“It was relieving that all of our hard work from the summer had paid off and now we get to cheer on our guys team.”
On the Canada Games experience
“It has been great getting to connect with people in your sport but people in your province and in other provinces and other sports. On our first day at the Games we didn’t know what to do so we just went outside in the village with our guys team and grabbed a volleyball and we had divers from BC join us, basketball players from Ontario, track girls from Quebec. It has been a great experience getting to know people from all over.”