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TEAMWORK – Team Yukon’s girls volleyball team huddles during a game against Manitoba Monday at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Man. Photo by MATT DUBOFF/ 2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES

New sports in spotlight during second week at Canada Summer Games

Last week,

By Marissa Tiel on August 8, 2017

Last week, three members of Team Yukon helped the girls soccer team to a historic finish at the Canada Summer Games. This week, they suit up indoors as members of the volleyball team.

Jayden Demchuk, Alice Frost and Peyton Twardochleb were all on the team that beat Northwest Territories and went on to a top 10 finish, also beating a province – New Brunswick – for the first time.

“We surprised ourselves in how well we did,” said Twardochleb.

After a few days off, she swapped her soccer jersey for a volleyball uniform.

Jetta Bilsky, another dual sport athlete, played with the basketball team in the first week and is now on the volleyball court.

The girls opened their tournament Monday against Manitoba, falling 3-0 to the host team. Their second game was closer, but they lost 3-2 to Prince Edward Island. The girls are scheduled to play against British Columbia this afternoon.

The girls are aiming to “play our hardest and leave it all on the court,” said Twardochleb.

The boys volleyball team dropped their first two games 3-0 against British Columbia and Quebec. They’re scheduled to face Nova Scotia this afternoon.

The boys soccer team was off to a rough start Monday. They fell 11-0 to Quebec and are scheduled to play Manitoba this afternoon.

The cycling competition started today and Team Yukon’s sole athlete in the sport, David Jackson, finished 48th in the time trial.

Team Yukon athletes were also in action in the pool where they were posting best times and aiming for finals.

Canoe/kayak started competition Monday and Yukon athletes were racing in B-finals.

Competition continues Wednesday.

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Carol bilsky on Aug 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm

We were in Winnipeg to watch the girls and boys basketball games and those people played their hearts out and we were so proud of them they are such sports people, they never gave up.

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