The Steinbach Regional Secondary School Junior Varsity girls' team has had a torrid start to the season. 

The team remains undefeated, reeling off 30 straight wins. 

"It's a very exciting season so far," says Coach Bryan Tottle. 

Tottle says it has been interesting to see how the season has progressed. 

"You never know what to expect with JV girls," he admits. "And yet, we just kind of go game by game and we are quite successful right now."

Here we are at the beginning of November, and the team has 30 wins and zero losses.

"It's quite incredible when you think about it," he says. 

When asked who their biggest competition will be this year, Tottle points to his girls. 

"It's ourselves," he says. "In all honesty, the ceiling for these girls, I don't even know where it stands."

He notes they are just taking this season one game at a time.

Having said that, he says some of the stiffer competition this year is certainly Sturgeon Heights and Brandon's Vincent Massey.

Bryan Tottle, Maddie and Olivia (Golden West)Bryan Tottle with Madi Hiebert and Liv Unrau

Madi Hiebert is a Grade 10 student who plays Middle for the Sabres. She says they are a close-knit group of girls. Maddie notes their coach has been instrumental in helping the girls bond as a team.

"I think everybody just has really fun personalities," she adds. 

Hiebert says her favourite part of competing is creating new friendships and just playing for fun. 

Liv Unrau is also a Grade 10 student who plays Middle. She describes the Sabres as a very consistent team, noting their strengths lie in their passing and serving. Unrau says all around they have a great offence. 

The SRSS Sabres are down to their final three league games, starting Monday against Glenlawn. Tottle says their tournaments are all wrapped up for the season and at this point they are starting to prepare for playoffs. The Sabres took first place at four tournaments this season, including the Miles Mac Buckeyes Invitational, River East Collegiate Invitational, Huskies Invitational and the Henry Kasdorf Memorial Tournament. 


With files from Michelle Sawatzky


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