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12's Black take 3rd NW Jrs President Day Tournament
2/18/2019 8:01 PM
What a great weekend of volleyball!!! The team played so well together and worked so hard!!! 
We started off 2nd in our pool and took care of the first two teams pretty easily. We had some girls not feeling well but they were troopers and played hard. Then we took on the 1st seed Puyallup Jrs, who is ranked #2 in the Puget Sound region. The first set caught us off guard a bit. We had not played a team as good as this team. They served hard and spiked hard as well!!! We dropped the first set 17-25. I was proud of the girls for playing so tough and challenged them to fight as hard as they could. Well we started the second set with a 7-0 lead thanks to Kaitlin's serving!! After get blocked a couple times in the first set Rhyan returned the favor having a monster block in the second set. Our digging improved immensely Morgan, Carson Brooklyn and Madi made some spectacular passes. Aubree, Rhyan, Ella and Madi were hitting the ball so well, thanks to the great sets of Maile and Kaitlin. Kaitlin, Madis, Morgan and Carson had serving runs that made them work for every up. I think we caught them off guard, it was a great match up and we prevailed!!!! 25-19. What I am super proud of is that the team adjusted to the hard serves and our serve receive was so much better. We also adjusted and dug up those hard spikes!! We got the serve to start the 3rd match and once again got up on them, but they weren't about to give up!! They came back and tied at 11. From that point on it was a fight to the death!!! Each team working for each point!! The team scrapped for every ball. In the end we won 18-16 and the girls were ecstatic!! What a great way to end the first day, undefeated!!! 
Sunday we came in as the #1 seed in our pool, which put us at a little disadvantage, it was play, ref, play. Unfortunately, Brooklyn ended up with a fever of 104 and had to go home, so we 8 players, two still not well, we ran out of steam in our second match and lost.  We took our break and came back to beat Mac-1 (again) so we went 2-1. We had great serving by all in this match.  Of course, Kaitlin, Madi, Morgan, Carson, Aubree, and Ella, our surprise weapon had killer serving!!! Rhyan and Aubree did a great job of guarding the net for us. Our diggers, Madi, Ella, Carson, Morgan and Kaitlin weren't letting anything drop!! This put us in a 3 way tie for 1st. We ended up in 2nd place. Off to the Gold Bracket on Monday!!! 
Monday the team was exhausted, not feeling well, but ready to play!!! Maile and Kaitlin were hanging on, but Ella had a slight fever but wasn't about to miss a minute of the action!! We took care of NW Jrs in the first round. Then we had to take on Puyallup again. They were out for revenge. We played well, but they just overpowered us. I truly believe if we had all 9 and healthy it would of been another great match up!!!
In the end we finished 3rd overall, which considering we had only 8 players and 3 not feeling well, I think is fantastic!!! We had so much fun as a team and I couldn't be more proud of them!!! 
We had 86% serving as a team, 136 aces!!! 70 spikes and 4 fantastic blocks!!!
Can't wait for power league!!!!
Coach Carol
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