The first 16U tournament of the season for Girls 15U Black “Mighty Ninjas” was the Provincial Cup Championship East on November 15th/14 in Keswick. The Mighty Ninjas had an up-and-down start in pool play – in the first match pulling out a very tight and thrilling win in the third set set vs. 16U Aurora Storm Surge (25-20, 23-25, 16-14), but losing the second match in two (19-25 and 13-25) against 16U Aurora Storm Vortex. The Ninjas cleaned up in the Quarter Finals vs. 16U Leaside Lightning (25-10, 25-14), and then faced the first team they played in the morning, 16U Storm Surge, in the Semis. This time it wasn’t so close – 25-16, 16-25 – but in the 3rd, the Ninjas gave Surge more than they had bargained for – dominating for the win 15-4! It was déjà vu again, as they faced their other morning opponent, 16U Storm Vortex, in the Gold Medal match. It was a very exciting match with the debut of the first ever Mighty Ninjas libero, and a very close 2nd set, but Vortex was determined and used their advantage of a year more development, taking the Gold in two straight (25-15, 25-23). Still, the Ninjas were thrilled to take home their first medal of the 2014-15 season – a Silver Medal at a 16U Championship tournament no less! Great result against top 16U teams!