The Attack Girls 16U Red squad started off their season at the 17U Provincial Cup tournament in Bowmanville on November 4.
Attack opened with back-to-back games in pool play.
First up was Merge Revolution. It was a hard fought close first set but DA took the opening set 25-23.
The second set was also a tight affair but this time Merge came out on top of a 25-23 score setting up a third and deciding set.
Merge got off to a strong start in the tie breaker and were up 8-3 at the switch. Then Attack came on strong but ultimately fell 15-7.
In the second game of pool play, the DA girls faced Peterborough Thunder.
Peterborough was took the opening set 25-20
But Attack was not willing to give up and rallied to take the second set 25-15 and once again set up a tie-breaker.
In the third set DA went up 4-0 but then slipped behind 5-4. Peterborough was leading 8-5 when the teams switched sides. But DA came back to tie it at 8. The teams tied again at 9. But then the Attack girls pulled in front to take the third set 15-11, and finishing second in their pool.
After a short lunch break it was off to the quarter finals and the Markham Wildcats. DA went up early in the first set, leading 11-2 at one point and went on to win 25-9.
They also took the second set firmly, winning 25-13
In the semifinals Attack faced the 17U DRVC squad. But Attack fell in straight sets, 18-25 and 17-25.
That sent the DA girls to battle for bronze against the powerful Venom Vipers. The Vipers got off to a strong start but Attack powered back to keep it tight. Ultimately Venom prevailed 25-20 in the first set and won 25-19 in second to snatch bronze from the DA girls.
Attack Head Coach Mackenzie Coyle said the tournament was a great learning opportunity for both the coaches and athletes. She said she is really looking forward to the rest of the season after starting off on the right foot, and that the girls will come out even stronger at the first 16U tournament in Cornwall at the end of the month.