For the inaugural game of the 2018-19 season, the D.A. Velocity 16U girls’ team took on our own D.A. 17U Crimson team. Both teams came to play, and the challenge was “on”. This first test of skills pressed the teams through to the third set (27-29, 26-24, 12-15), with Crimson emerging as the winners. Now warmed-up, Velocity rallied in the second pool-play game against the 17U Cornwall Vikings and won in two straight sets (25-20, 25-15). The Ottawa Maverick Klondikes were the first opponent for Velocity in the play-off round. Velocity came out strong in the first set and pushed the opponent to rally; ultimately, Velocity closed this first set with a tight win (25-22), continued playing well, and took the first play-off game with a second set win (25-13). Phoenix Surge, the first ranked team of the tournament, challenged Velocity for the second play-off game. Phoenix started the first set with a strong lead and demanded Velocity to raise their game—so they did— and took the first set (25-23). Determined not to be beat, Phoenix rallied and battled hard for the second set and won (22-25). A tense and tight third set had Velocity demonstrating their skills and sportsmanship and, in doing so, earned the team the third set (15-12) and the match. In the end, the 17U Girls Provincial Cup gold medal match had two 16U teams striving for the win. For this last game, Velocity confronted the hard hitting Ottawa Maverick Blackjacks late in the day. After playing two demanding sets, Velocity, proudly, closed the tournament with the silver! Go Velocity!