By Darryl G. Smart
Things pretty much went according to script Monday, when Simcoe Composite School hosted the Norfolk Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls volleyball semifinals.
Except maybe for the final game of the quadruple-header.
Heading into Monday’s semifinal, the Simcoe Sabres were about as perfect as you can get in senior girls volleyball, going 8-0 in the regular season, and winning all 24 sets they played in.
Despite that, the fourth-seeded DDSS Raiders (4-4) gave the Sabres all they could handle, taking their semifinal to a thrilling fifth game, before losing 3-2.
They will take on the Holy Trinity Catholic High School Titans (6-2), who disposed of the Valley Heights Secondary School Bears (0-8) in three-straight sets.
In the junior semifinals, the Titans opened the day, cruising to a 3-0 sweep of the Raiders, while the Sabres did the same to the Waterford District High School Wolves.
The NSSAA finals will take place at SCS on Wednesday. The junior game will start at 6pm, with the seniors to follow at 7:30pm.