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Weekend Round-up

2015 / 03 / 09

Starting off on the boys side of the leger we find the the 13u crew headed to ___ to compete in their last OVA event prior to the OC's. The team rosters have been set and the coaches are excited about the results.

The Stallions had a good day winning their pool after the round robin but struggled in their quarter final against a good team from Leaside. The boys were pumped after their start to the day and will soon learn that pool play is great but playoffs is where the action begins.

The Bronco on the other hand won their quarter final pushing them into the medal round. There they ran into the eventual champion wasps and came away with a Stining feeling. But to their credit and the coaches encouragement they were able to rebound ans show early signs of resiliency by winning the Bronze over the same Leaside squad mentioned earlier. Great showing boys, this early success will lead to greater acheivements in the future.

At the 16u level the Longhorns were in Markham and had a great showing all day long until the finals. Of special note was a solid win over the perennial favourite Pakmen team in the semi-finals. Long the obstacle in our path the Pakmen were no match for the Longhorns defense and attack. The finals were described by one member of the team as a classic let down after beating the arch rivel and letting up on the throttle against a team they had beaten earlier in the season. Something I am sure coach St. Denis will not allow to happen in the future.

At 17u we had teams in both the Championship event in Markham and the newely established Grand Prix in Welland. The Chargers had their best event of the season cruising through both pool play and their semi final win with little to no difficulty. However the finals against Durham Attack Black was a different story and while both teams battled for the glory of the final win, it was Attack that came out with the 15-13 third set win and the title. A good tune up for our boys heading into OC's on the 15th.

Meanwhile the red hot Desperados had their first serious road trip of the seaosn and headed around the lake to Welland. The team seemed poised for greatness with a spectacular defensive outing against Barrie Elites but the wheels started to wobble with a 3 set win over Leaside and then a disasterous loss to Nemesis, a team they had bested on 4 occasions already this season.

Regrouping with a good night sleep the Desperados seemed on track again with a clean and decisive 25-20 win over the Rapids in the first set of the quarter finals. Unfortunately the home cooking and good nights sleep had the Rapids ready for bear and they came back to easily claim the second. So into the third it was anyone's game. The Mav squad seized many chances to take an 8-4 lead at the switch but from here it went sour. trailing eventually 13-14 a huge play at the net got the squad not only back in the game but up a point for the match. Side-out volleyball ensued and unfortunately a couple of errors on our side of the ball had the Rapids off to the semis and the Desperados back into playing time allocation. (Consecutive wins gave the team a 5th place standing and enough points to remain in the top 4 for OC's.

Over on the girls side the 16u Outlaws were back to friendly Kingston where they put together a reversal of their usual performance. This team is a classic slow starter and some how they founf their wings and got off to a 2-0 start and with a split of the third match they won their pool. This gave them a quarterfinal match-up against...

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