On Friday April 4th 2014, the Durham Attack 13u Heat travelled to Kitchener Ontario, to compete in the Provincial 14u Championships. If the three-day tournament could be summed up in one phrase it’d be “Winning tiebreakers and moving up in rank!” The tournament started off with three games on Friday: Heat versus ACTS Elites Crush (Caledon), 25-22, 11-25, 15-11 winning the tiebreaker! Heat versus Interclub Patriots (Toronto), 26-24, 15-25, 15-12 winning the tiebreaker! And Heat versus Ballhawks (Chatham), 25-23, 25-19, 15-11 once again, winning the tiebreaker!
After a good rest Friday night Heat was back at the tournament on Saturday for three more games: Heat versus Durham Attack White, 16-25, 21-25; Heat versus Toronto West (Toronto) 6-25, 25-23, 15-13 winning the tiebreaker! And Heat versus MVC Black 13u (Hamilton), 25-21, 26-24 for two wins.
The final day of the tournament was a long one for the girls. From morning till night they played their hearts out and of course they had more tiebreakers in there! – Heat versus Niagara Fury (Niagara), Tier 2 Round of 16 (8th) 27-25, 25-17, 16-14 winning the tiebreaker! Heat versus Unionville Stingers (Markham), Tier 1 Quarter Final (4th) 25-16, 11-25, 15-11 winning the tiebreaker! Heat versus Norththumberland Breakers (Cobourg), Tier 1 Quarter Final (4th), 22-25, 25-20, 4-15 losing the tiebreaker, and Heat vs. Durham Attack White, Tier 1 Championship Bronze Medal (3rd) 23-25, 10-25 for a loss.
If there’s one thing that could be said about the Durham Attack 13u Heat girls during their first provincial volleyball tournament experience, it’s that they’re resilient. Thru many obstacles and difficult situations they persevered. They moved up twelve places in rank and they supported each other through it all with respect and kinship.
Special praise goes out to our parents, especially those with awesome loud voices! The cheering and support given to all of our girls throughout this weekend was almost as fun as watching them play!!