Colegio Canadiense Wins Girls Volleyball Copa Title

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TCS Girls Volleyball Team in action against Colegio Canadiense at Copa Columbus April 8.

Tomás Aristizábal

 Colegio Canadiense beat Colegio las San Jose de las Vegas 2-0 to capture the Copa Columbus Girls volleyball championship in the TCS coliseum on April 8.

Colegio Canadiense dominated from the start with a very effective defense that made it difficult for Las Vegas to score. The TCS girls volleyball team had to settle for 4th place losing 2-1 in the consolation match against Colegio Marymount.

“Well, the performance of the girls was good, but they are still scared and nervous. We also come from a pandemic although we have played some games it is different when there are many people from your school watching,” Nestor Alzate, TCS Girls Volleyball Coach, said.

 TCS girls volleyball team lost in the semifinals against San Jose de las Vegas 2-0. Columbus lost the first set  23-25 and the second set  16-25.

“The team played well but we missed some players and we could play more as a team,” Amalia Restrepo, TCS girl volleyball player, said. 

Columbus lost their first match 2-0 against Colegio Canadiense in the first match of the tournament. TCS team played the last match of the day winning 2-0 against San Ignacio, giving them the opportunity to play on Friday in the semifinals against San Jose de las Vegas. 

“Volleyball is not all about talent but also about the mentality that we have. For example, in the first game, we were all very nervous, very scared, and very agitated, so it was difficult to go with everything. Later we lost the nerves for the second game and we improved a lot playing as a team,” Daniela Cataldo, Captain of TCS girls Volleyball, said. 

Although the team has not played together for 2 years due to pandemic, and only began practicing together in September playing matches against other teams to prepare for this tournament. 

“We have had games outside of school, tournaments and that has also helped us to be more prepared. I think that those two years of not playing as a team affected our chemistry and many of our plays,” Cataldo said

The team will play a binationals tournament in the Columbus School Coliseum against teams from other regions of the country April 27-30. 

“For binationals, we will already overcome our fears and besides we have our competitions and other preparation games that will help us prepare for the tournament,” Alzate said.