The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs senior boys and girls volleyball teams will have their work cut out for them if they hope to retain the Co-op Challenge series with the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles.
The Eagles swept Tuesday night’s games at the ECS gymnasium. Weyburn won the senior girls match 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-22). The Eagles senior boys beat their Estevan counterparts 3-0 (25-13, 25-18 and 25-14).
The Co-op Challenge is a best-of-four series between the two schools each year, with the first two matches in one community and the other two in the other city. If one school wins three matches, they win the series.
If each team wins two matches, then it comes down to sets won and lost as the first tie-breaker, and points for and against as the second.
The second half of the series will be contested Oct. 16 in Weyburn.
The games for Estevan were originally scheduled for Oct. 9, but they were pushed back a day.
Estevan won the series last year, after Weyburn won the first two in 2016 and 2017.
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