On February 24th the 16U Red girls were off to Peterborough for the 17U Bugarski Cup, Championship Division.
To start the day they faced the top-ranked Scarborough Titans 17U “A” team. The powerful Titans dominated from start to finish taking the first set 25-13. The second set started out closer, with Titans up 11-10 at one point. The Attack girls stayed in the game, trailing 16-19, but ultimately the Titans pulled out to win 25-20.
Up next in pool play was the host 17U team from Peterborough. DA was down 7-2. They came back to tie 11-11 before pulling ahead 14-11. Then it was neck and neck for a while. The two teams were tied at 21 and again at 23. But Peterborough pulled ahead at the right time to take the set 25-23. They also won the second set 25-19.
After a break the Attack girls faced, the winners of a different pool, Ottawa Mavericks Eldorado.
It was a close start to the first set. The sides were tied at 12. But Ottawa eventually pulled out to take the set 25-21.
In the second set DA handed Ottawa an 8-0 lead, and despite outscoring their opposition after that, they ultimately fell 25-18 for a straight-sets win for the Mavericks.
That sent Attack girls to the consolation round where they tackled Kingston Volleyball Club. In the first set DA was up 10-4. Kingston rallied a bit, but ultimately DA took the set 25-18.
KVC got off to a stronger start in the second set going up 15-9 and holding off a late Attack rally to win 25-20 and set up a tie-breaker.
In that third set DA was up 8-6 at the switch and powered on to a 15-11 win.
That sent Attack to play for fifth or seventh in a rematch against Peterborough Thunder, who had beaten them in pool play earlier in the day. And it wasn’t going to be easy, as injuries had left the Red squad with seven players and only one middle.
In the first set it was neck and neck with the two sides trading the lead right up to 25-25 but Peterborough managed to squeak it out again with a 27-25 win.
In the second set DA dominated from start to finish hammering Peterborough 25-11
The battered Attack squad started out strong in the tie-breaker going up 8-1 when the teams switched sides. And there was no stopping the girls as the gutted out a 15-6 win and fifth place in a very strong field. Well done girls!