ALEXANDRIA – A trip to Alexandria put the North Dundas District High School Devils back on the volleyball court.

Last week (Tues., Dec. 5) the girls from North Dundas took part in their first tournament of the 2017-2018 SD&G season at Glengarry District High where they faced the Tagwi Warriors and Seaway Spartans.

The Senior Devils, coached by Patti Hall, opened with a match against Seaway and were defeated 2-1 (25-22, 14-25, 6-15). North Dundas dropped their opening set 25-23 but bounced back winning 25-23 and 15-9.

Coach Hall felt the team played quite well, but seemed a bit nervous, until they got warmed up and did show plenty of potential.

“Our biggest problem with Seaway was serve reception. They had a couple of girls with really strong serves, so we got behind and were unable to rally,” said the coach.

“I have a lot of tall girls on the team this year, so it will be exciting watching them control the net once they gain their confidence,” added Hall.

North Dundas played in a tournament at La Citadelle on Monday (Dec. 11) and host their only home court competition of the season on Wed., Dec. 20.

Junior coach Kelly Durant reported that her squad played well for their first time facing tri-county opposition.

“I see lots of potential,” she said. “ But, we need more time together as a team to really shine.”

North Dundas lost 2-1 (23-25, 25-9, 5-15) to Seaway and was swept 2-0 (13-25, 19-25) by Tagwi.

“Tagwi had some really strong and consistent hitters and it was the first time our girls experienced that,” added the coach.

“Our girls had some really strong serving and worked well together as a team,” said Durant. “Very excited for the rest of the season.”