It was back to Barrie for the second time in a month on January 13, as the 17U Crimson girls opened 2019 with the McGregor Cup Championship Division tournament.
The Attack girls finished first in their pool after beating both the North Bay Lakers and Maverick Klondike in straight sets.
That set up a quarterfinals match against a strong host squad in the Georgian Cubs. DA won a hard-fought first set 25-16 but fell to the Cubs 25-23 in the second set to force a tiebreaker. The Crimson girls powered their way to a 15-12 win in that third set, and they were off to the semifinals.
That’s where they faced Ottawa Fusion. Fusion took the first set 26-24, in a squeaker. But the Attack girls weren’t ready to give up and fought their way back to win the second 25-22. And they kept the momentum, taking the tiebreaker 15-10 to move on to the final.
In the gold medal match, they battled Northern Chill, from Sudbury. The lead swung back and forth between the two squads in the first set, but ultimately the Sudbury squad came out on top of a 25-23 score. They then went on to take the second set by a similarly close score, 25-22 to claim gold.
While the DA girls seemed to finish the day disappointed that they hadn’t pulled out a win for gold, they did the club and their families proud with a true team effort to win all but their last game on their way to claiming the silver medal. Well done Crimson girls!