Team BC wrapped up a successful week one of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games on Saturday with a total of 70 medals, including 19 Gold, 33 Silver, and 18 Bronze.
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Day 8 highlights:
BC won a trio of silver medals, as men’s beach volleyball, men’s basketball, and tennis finished second on the last day of week one competition
The BC women’s beach volleyball team brought home the bronze medal after defeating New Brunswick
Team BC’s men’s baseball dropped their closely contested bronze medal game against Team Saskatchewan 6-5. They will finish in fourth place at these Canada Summer Games.
Baseball (M) vs Saskatchewan - 6-5 loss - 4th Place
The BC women’s basketball team finished fifth place at these Canada Summer Games, after dominating Nova Scotia 72-34 in Saturday’s game. Team BC had a comfortable 24-point lead going into halftime, and extended that lead to 33 points at the end of the third quarter.
“‘Our team executed our plays to a tee,” said coach Lisa Nevoral. “We got up early and kept extending our lead. I'm happy we finished the tournament with a good win.”
The BC men’s basketball team lost their gold medal game against Ontario 81-70 to take home the silver medal for Team BC.
“I am so proud of this group of young men,” said coach Paul Eberhardt. “We fell short in our effort to get Gold but we never gave up. We just had a very tough shooting night, going 5-27 from three. Against a great team like Team Ontario it is pretty tough to overcome.”
Basketball (F) vs Nova Scotia - 72-34 win - 5th Place
Basketball (M) vs Ontario - 81-70 loss - SILVER
Team BC’s mixed tennis team lost a hard fought gold medal tie against Quebec on Saturday and will bring home the silver medal. After BC battled back from a 3-0 match deficit to win three straight matchups, the two teams went into a tie breaker match where BC fell 2 sets to 1. In the end, the gold medal was won on a 10-point super tie breaker.
“It was just one of those emotional days, but I'm so proud of the kids,” said coach Graeme Kassautzki. “That's why we love sport – sometimes you win those, sometimes you lose those, but the other team stepped up and they deserved to win. I'm so proud of this team and how they fought and it was just such a fun, amazing week.”
Tennis (mixed) vs Quebec - 4 matches to 3 loss - SILVER
The BC men’s beach volleyball team’s five-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday after losing in the gold medal match against Ontario 2-0. The team of Luke de Greeff (Victoria) and Dan Everton (Penticton) will come home with a silver medal from these Games.
“'The whole experience has been amazing, from the volunteers, Team BC mission staff and all the teams that came and supported us,” said Everton. “Luke and I are so grateful for this opportunity. We enjoyed the chance to compete for the gold, and are incredible proud of our fight until the end to earn the silver."
On the women’s side, Sara Ostojic (Vancouver) and Julia Soeller (Vancouver) secured a bronze medal for Team BC after their victory over New Brunswick in straight sets.
“I think it’s really hard to come back after a loss, especially in the semi-finals,” said Ostojic. “So I’m really proud of us that we stuck strong and stayed true to our game and fought for the bronze. I think it’s one of the hardest medals to win coming off a loss, so I’m really proud of us for stepping up and dominating in the bronze medal match.”
Beach Volleyball (F) vs New Brunswick - 2-0 win (21-10, 21-13) - BRONZE
Beach Volleyball (M) vs Ontario - 2-0 loss (21-11, 21-12) - SILVER