On December 1st the Crimson girls hosted the 17U girls Challenge Cup at Maxwell Heights.
In pool play, they first faced off against Titans Eclipse. The Scarborough squad started strong and pulled ahead early. But DA fought back to tie it at 10. It remained neck-and-neck throughout until Attack pulled ahead at the right time to take a tense set 25-22. DA kept up the momentum, taking the second set 25-18
After a long break, Reach Affinity were the next team up in pool play. Attack took a hard-fought first set 25-21. They went on to an even stronger showing in the second set, taking it 25-7.
Attack finished first in their pool. After lunch, it was the quarterfinals where the girls faced DRVC. The first set started out close but again the Crimson girls pulled ahead at just the right time to take it 25-19. They also took the second set 25-17.
From there it was straight into the semifinals and a new-look Pegasus team. In the first set, it was DA that pulled out in front early, but lost ground late in the set to fall 26-24. The second set was all Pegasus, taking it 25-17 and leaving the Crimson girls to play for bronze.
That’s where the girls found themselves facing their friends from Attack Velocity. Crimson took the first set 25-17 and managed the same score in the second set to take bronze.
The girls may have been exhausted after a long, hard-fought day, but they were also thrilled to win their third medal in as many tournaments for a strong start to the season.