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Pacers crack top 10 in first trip to Ultimate Provincials

Delta reels off three wins on final day to cap memorable season in style
DSS Pacers ultimate team
Delta Pacers capped a terrific season with a ninth place finish at last weekend's B.C. Secondary Schools Ultimate Championships in Surrey.

Delta Pacers capped off their breakthrough season with a ninth-place finish at last week’s B.C. Secondary Schools Ultimate Championships in Surrey.

Competing in the 16-team “AAA” Division for the province’s largest schools, the Pacers narrowly missed a berth in the championship round after completing pool play with a 1-2 record.

The highlight was a come-from-behind 8-2 win over Churchill that should have put Delta in position to secure second place, however, a 11-10 loss to Heritage Woods dashed those hopes.

The Pacers also fell 13-2 to eventual bronze medalist Guildford Park. Churchill went on to finish fourth, reflecting how competitive the group was.

“The comeback win over Churchill should have put us in the top eight, except for one of our few poor performances in the year (in the loss to Heritage Woods) to end the day,” said DSS coach Dave Jones, a volunteer parent.

Looking to end a memorable season on a positive note, Delta produced wins over Okanagan Mission (11-4), Handsworth (8-7) and Point Grey (9-6) to crack the top 10.

The result comes after a third-place finish at the South Fraser Championships that locked up the school’s first-ever trip to provincials.

The team featured: Anisha Bilga, Keira MacLennan, Laurin Henry, Marley Day, Nicole Tilman, Sophie Tate, Tahnee Sato-Klemm, Aimee Haverstock, Paisley Reid, Peighton Brown, Sophia Lawton, Saiya Mann, Caleb Naysmith, Davis Granum, Hayden Cuthbertson, Kai Bohmert, Layne Edge, Seb Ortiz, Tehj Hothi, Evangelos Falcos, Harrison Last, Morgan Omstead, Turner Anderson and Tyler Jones.