BY CODY STEEVES
Most of the college’s varsity teams have wrapped up their seasons, some having success, while others faced hardship. One team, the women’s volleyball team, had its best season ever.
The badminton team had its share of disappointment this semester. Although Conestoga has mixed, double and single players none of them placed in the top three at the playoff tournament held on Feb. 7 and 8.
George Brown, Centennial and Georgian took the top three places in both men’s and women’s team playoffs. The doubles were much the same, however, Cambrian took first place in men’s doubles and second in women’s doubles.
The indoor soccer teams are still fighting to close their seasons on positive notes. Both teams placed second in their regional qualifiers, progressing to the OCAA championship. The tournament was held at home on March 5, where both teams played in Pool D. The women’s team had victories over George Brown and Sault and a loss to Sheridan while the men had one victory over Sault and two ties against Durham and Seneca. The championship is taking place March 21 and 22 at the OSA Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ont.
Varsity volleyball had its share of ups and downs this season. The men’s team was unable to qualify for the playoffs, while the women’s team had their best season since its resurrection three years ago. The women finished with 10 wins and eight losses during the regular season and were eliminated during the bronze quarter-final by George Brown. However, their over .500 season and playoff finish is a testament to the fact that things can only improve for the female Condors.
“The Condors had a great second half to their season,” said athletics co-ordinator Marlene Ford. “With three of our five teams making the provincial championships and teams already recruiting for next year, the future looks very bright.
“We will end the 2013/14 season with our athletic banquet on April 8.”
Tryout dates for some of the teams that begin training in August will be posted on the college’s athletics website at a later date.