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Lightning strike Titans in final

Langley Christian Lightning’s Katelyn Malette sends the ball across the net as Langley Fundamental Titans’ Naomi Diaz and Emily Brett go for the block during the Grade 8 girls district final last week at the Langley Events Centre. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Langley Christian Lightning’s Katelyn Malette sends the ball across the net as Langley Fundamental Titans’ Naomi Diaz and Emily Brett go for the block during the Grade 8 girls district final last week at the Langley Events Centre.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

The fact that the Langley Christian Lightning work so well together on the court should come as little surprise.

After all, the majority of the Lightning’s Grade 8 girls volleyball team has played together at the club level since the fourth grade.

And that cohesiveness was on full display during the district championship game on Nov. 6 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Lightning made quick work of the Langley Fundamental Titans 3-0 in the game.

“They are a close team and an amazing group of girls,” said Lisa Bontkes, who coaches the team alongside Anna Stockton.

“They are very supportive with positive attitudes.

“And they work hard.”

Bontkes has coached the majority of the players since they were in Grade 4 while Stockton is a former LCS student.

The Lightning, who went unbeaten during league play, expected to contend for the district title. They also have a pair of second-place finishes at a couple of tournaments earlier this season.

They now set their goals on the Fraser Valley championships, which run Nov. 16 and 17 at Sands Secondary.

In the third place game, Brookswood defeated H.D. Stafford.

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