Despite an 0-7 start, players and coaches believe the young team has the drive, skill and determination to make the OCAA playoffs.
Over a hundred people turned out to watch and compete in the National Ninja League (NNL) qualifying competition at Double Dragon Martial Arts and Fitness in Kitchener on Saturday.
The men’s volleyball Condors capped off a two-game weekend at home with a 3-0 victory over the Cambrian Golden Shield. The team did not lose a set in either game this weekend.
The Conestoga women’s volleyball team lost their third game of the season Sunday afternoon versus the Cambrian Golden Shield 3-2 at the Conestoga Student Recreation Centre.
The team must now prepare for the second half of a two-game weekend at home, this time against Cambrian.
Condors coach Wayne Harris hopes to implement the same game plan as the team takes on Cambrian Nov. 11.
Double Dragon Martial Arts and Fitness will host three classes of adult competitions on Saturday, with trials for younger age groups on Sunday.
This will be the first time in six years that a non-Korean team will take home the Summoner’s Cup.
Coach Haiqu-Liu describes the skills of this year’s squad as being ‘light years ahead’ of where the team was last year.
Better conditioning and more experienced players will make a difference, says head coach Dee Channer.
The Condors’ Osman Osmansoy scored Conestoga’s only goal as the team finished the season in sixth place.
Conestoga team captain Taya Ambrose was proud of her squad’s efforts this year — and is looking forward to the indoor soccer season.
Some changes in practice sessions may have made the difference in getting the win at home against Mohawk College. Now, the team has some momentum as it pursues a break-even season.
As play gets underway in Seoul, esports fans around the globe are already anticipating the LoL championship final, to take place in Incheon, South Korea, with a local viewing party at the University of Waterloo on Nov. 3.