dsc_1764What a weekend it was. The result was gold, and the tournament was amazing.

The 15U girl’s went into VA Premier # 2 having finished strong in VA # 1 ranked 5th in the southern tournament seeding.  As a team they systematically defeated the three other teams in their pool, giving them first place going into their crossover match. Each pool play match featured brilliant performances by individual athletes stepping up at different times, but all were highlighted by solid defense and serving. The team was even able to share a lighter moment, celebrating a teammate’s birthday with an embarrassing sing-a-long and cookies.

IMG_6903Having won their crossover in controlled fashion, Sunday morning’s quarter-final against the Jr. Dinos started very fast for the team.  Getting down early in the first set by a considerable amount, the 15U team fought hard to make the set a reasonable score before losing it in tight fashion. The second set was an inverse of the first set, with the Selects jumping on the Dinos and never looking back. The team was able to take the match in three sets after that momentum shift.

The semi-final and gold medal game were played in very similar fashion.  Queens Extreme pushed the Selects to three sets, as did the very talented Canuck Spark team in the final. But in the end the serving from the Selects proved to be too much and the GOLD was theirs.

A big THANK YOU to the amazing parent group that has taken care of every little detail for this team and their coaches. Very much appreciated!