On Feb 17 the Attack 16U Red girls hosted the Mcgregor Cup Championship division at Maxwell Heights.
In their first game, the girls faced Ottawa Fusion. Things were pretty close up until about the 10 point mark of the first set. Then DA pulled ahead and took the set 25-19.
Attack fell behind early in the second set. The girls were down 10-4 at one point and later down 20-14. But that’s when they called a timeout and rallied to win 25-23, taking Fusion in straight sets.
Then it was straight on to their second game and the top-ranked Maverick Blackjacks. Tied at 10 in the first set, the two sides traded the lead and were then tied again at 23. But the Ottawa squad pulled ahead to win 25-23. DA lost their setter to injury at the very end of that set.
She sat out the second set, the squad regrouped for the second set, and it was another close affair. But ultimately the Attack girls came out on top of a 25-21 score, setting up a tie-breaker.
Ottawa pulled out in front from the start of the third set and were up 8-5 when the teams switched sides. But Attack then grabbed six straight points to go ahead 11-8. Then, however, the momentum shifted again and Mavericks won 15-12.
DA finished second in their pool.
Then after a lunch break the girls faced the Durham Attack 15U Black team in the quarterfinals. The Red girls lost the first set 25-21. But they showed a lot of grit coming back to claim the second set 25-18.
The 16U girls maintained the momentum, taking the tie-breaker 15-6 and heading to the semifinals against DRVC.
The first set of the semis went DRVC’s way with a 25-22 win. But the Attack girls were coming on strong late in the set. They continued their strong play in the third, prevailing 25-10.
But the DA girls were unable to hang On, losing the tie-breaker 15-12.
Next it was off to the Bronze medal match, the third straight game for Attack. Here they took on the Maverick Ambush.
The two tired teams battled to an exhausting 30-28 win for the Red girls in the first set. But the Mavericks fought back to take set two 25-20.
So for the fourth straight game the DA girls headed to a third and deciding set.
And once again it was the tightest of sets with the two squads trading the lead. But in the end the Attack girls came out on top 17-15 to claim the bronze!