By Ian Froese
They swung back and forth until Interlake commanded the third and final set to earn the gold medal in girls volleyball Saturday.
Interlake won the first set 25-19, fell by the same 25-19 score to Winnipeg Gold and then rallied back to clinch the gold 15-6 in the deciding set at Clearspring Middle School.
The game was a rematch of a Thursday round-robin game when it was Winnipeg Gold that won in straight sets, 25-19, 26-24. Winnipeg Gold had been undefeated prior to Saturday, also beating Parkland, Winnipeg Blue and Central in two sets apiece in the process.
Outside of Interlake’s round-robin loss to Winnipeg Gold, they beat Eastman 2-0, Westman 2-0 and, to qualify, they needed three sets to dethrone Winnipeg Blue, 25-13, 22-25, 15-10.
The bronze belongs to Winnipeg Blue, who stretched the second set to 29-27 in order to beat Central before play went to a third set.