The Roblin Elementary School grade 8 boys' volleyball team is back home after a great performance at the provincial championships.
Playing against the best teams in the province, Roblin finished with a bronze medal. In pool play, Roblin lost just one set while winning six. They beat Oakville and Lincoln in straight sets and they downed Leila North in three sets.
Jarrett Newton is the team's head coach and he had this to say about the performance.
"It's truly an impressive feat," said Newton. "I thought we deserved better in the semifinal, but we couldn't win the big rallies. I am very proud of this group for battling against the best the province has to offer in the city and rural."
After finishing first in pool play, the team received a bye and they ended up hammering Charleswood in their first playoff game, 25-14, and 25-22. They then came up short against Holy Ghost in the semifinals in what will go down as one of the best matches of the tournament. The set scores were 16-25, 25-22, and 11-15.
Roblin was back to their winning ways in the bronze medal match as they beat Clearspring, 25-12, 25-22.