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Cobras play giant killer in championship

After five years, the Cochrane Cobras are back on top. The Cobras varsity boys’ volleyball team knocked off the George McDougall Mustangs in the divisional final, Nov. 6.
The Cochrane High School senior Cobras defeated the George McDougall Mustangs for the divisional championship, Nov. 6 at the Volleydome in Calgary. The team includes: Terin
The Cochrane High School senior Cobras defeated the George McDougall Mustangs for the divisional championship, Nov. 6 at the Volleydome in Calgary. The team includes: Terin Burns, Caleb Hickok, Josh Harvey, Eric Hart, Pat McElroy, Matt Hood, Shane Garyk, Jordan Nickel, Connor Leggat, Scott Moortgat, Erik Lillejord and coach Doug Jensen.

After five years, the Cochrane Cobras are back on top.

The Cobras varsity boys’ volleyball team knocked off the George McDougall Mustangs in the divisional final, Nov. 6.

The rollercoaster, five set game, 25-22, 17-25, 17-25, 25-22 and 15-10, marked the first time in five years the Mustangs lost in the championship.

“It was a well-rounded game where the ball was spread out between the six players on the floor,” said Doug Jensen, coach for the Cobras.

Earlier in the season, the Cobras swept the Mustangs in a 3-0 game. However, Jensen recalls informing his players that George McDougall would get better over the season.

“We had a very solid first set and then we took a dive and struggled defensively,” said Jensen. “Once we adjusted to where George McDougall was placing the ball, we were successful.

“In the next two weeks, we need to work on our defensive coverage, by learning to adjust and move our feet to go get the ball,” he said.

On Nov. 19, the Cobras will face the Foothills Falcons in the first match of 4A South Central zones in Okotoks.

In Junior Boys Volleyball, Springbank defeated George McDougall in a five set game to win the gold medal.




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