The 13U Girls Blitz team captured their 4th medal of the season, winning Bronze this past weekend in Stouffville.
After capturing Gold at their previous 13U tournament, the girls were eager to show what they can do in the Championship Division.
Receiving the 9th seed in the tournament, Blitz were keen to hit the court against the higher ranked teams and prove that they would be one of the teams to beat. The team started pool play with an impressive victory against DRVC Dynamite. Blitz were able to conquer the first match of the day jitters and came out firing. They played aggressive volleyball and were able to take the match in straight sets. Up next were Titans Wave, Blitz continued to loosen up and find their rhythm and took that match, also in straight sets.
To start the play-off round, Blitz played their friends and fellow club members the 13U 7th ranked, Durham Attack Blaze. So far this year, both teams have shared some very exciting matches against each other and were excited to match up one more time. In set one, Blitz came out strong and after a very spirited battle, won the first set 25-20. The second set proved to be even more exciting with both teams giving everything they had with Blitz capturing the second set 25-22. After a very short turnaround, Blitz were off to the Semi-finals where they would meet Defensa Purple. Defensa got out to an early lead, requiring Blitz to dig deep and battle back into the set. Blitz made a valiant effort to get back into the game but in the end, Defensa would go on to win 25-17. The second set would show that this Blitz team will never quit, they went deep into the well to battle Defensa toe to toe, right down to the wire. However, in the end they would finish 2 points shy of forcing a third set, losing 25-23.
This would be Blitz’s only loss of the day and placed them in the Bronze medal match. They would now face the Markham Wildcat Panthers for 3rd Place. Not to be denied, Blitz relied on the hard work they put in during Team12 training and all the extra work they perform during practice to feel fit and strong and take that Bronze medal match in straight sets. A very determined effort by the 13U Girls Blitz team to finish off a hard day’s work!
The Blitz team Mantra of “ Never Give up on a Ball!! No Ball hits the floor! “ really shined through this weekend.
An exciting ending to a great day of Volleyball by a very special team!!