Strike Farce advances in volleyball playoffs
With a definitive straight sets 3-0 victory over their final regular season opponent last week, Strike Farce clinched the top seed in the recreational tier of the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club 18-team, co-ed volleyball league and a playoff date with fourth-seeded S*M*A*S*H on Wednesday.
The Strike Farce team, captained by James and Kelly Barnie, rolled to a 9-1-1 record while losing just three sets along the way. Their opponents, S*M*A*S*H, are also coming off a strong season with an 8-2-1 record, but dropped their final regular season game in a tight five-set battle, to fall to the fourth seed.
In other recreational tier playoff action, the Ace-Holes (9-2) and Show Us Your Tips (9-2) meet in the other first-place semifinal. Meanwhile, Passing Fancy (6-5) was the fifth seed and will take on eighth seed Boomshakalaka (2-9), and sixth seed Bump, Set, Shank (5-6) will play seventh seed Bump It Up (5-6). The bottom two seeds, Kiss My Pass (1-10) and Sets in the City (0-11), will also face off in a battle to stay out of the basement.
The intermediate tier rounds out its regular season this Wednesday, before playoffs the following week. The Dirty Bandits (12-0) have a stranglehold on the top spot with their undefeated season, but there is a logjam of contenders after them. Return to Sender (7-4-1) currently sits in second spot, followed by the Needle Park All-Stars(6-4-2), Smokin’ Aces (6-6), and Spike-aholics (5-7), but the final games could shake those rankings up quite a bit. The remaining teams in the tier are Blitz (4-7-1), the A* Team (4-9) and the Block Stars (2-10).
Registration is now open for the winter season of the volleyball league, as well as leagues in dodgeball, indoor soccer and floor hockey. Visit www.comoxvalleysports.ca for more info and to register, or contact Scott at 250-898-7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.