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Mavericks Power Ontario to 1st.

2013 / 07 / 20

 

The National Team Challenge Cup (competition between provincial all-star teams) is being played and Ontario has grabbed first overall after round-robin play. while the roster has only 2 Maverick players they are making huge contributions and leading their squad in many ways.
 
18u Mustangs Warren Taylor and Nicholas Pirnat have attended the HPC try-out camp in past years but this season were rewarded with psots on the 18u team O roster. Both have started in a mjority of the contests and see an lionshare of the work.
 
 Nick Pirnat in particular has made the move from the right side, which he has played for the past three seasons, to the left and is not only looking comfortable he is notching up big points when the team needs them most. 
 
His passing and defence in position six has been the most remarkable adjustment" say Kerry MacLean Maverick President and Pirnat's coach at 16u. Nick is facing some of the best young servers in the country and handling them well. His ability to read and react in 6 is also excellent. the centre back position is an opportunity to display your athleticism and Nick proved that yesterday making 2 stellar recoveries in a comeback win over Manitoba.
 
Warren Taylor is in his usual role of middle blocker extraordinaire. Warren one of the smaller middles on the team at a paltry 6'6". But patrols the net in a dominating manner well above his size. Warren has defied all critics with his play and continues to impress even the most seasoned of volleyball minds. Several teams have remarked how they must stop * if they want to be successful.
 
His serving and defence have proved that even the big boys can get it done in the back row. A kill efficiency that is off the charts Warren makes up for his height with incredible hustle and determination to be there on every play. Warren will be zoned in Saturday and Sunday as the support of friends and family have brought out the most in all our Team O players.
 
The tournament continues Saturday evening and into Sunday. Ontario takes the court at 4:00 pm today in an effort to avenge their only loss and book a spot in tomorrow finals which begin at 10:00.
 
All games are being played at the Centre Sportif in Gatineau (850 Blvd du Gappe) Come early and bring your camera, you might get a photo op with the Prime Minister. Mr Harper has been there for every Ontario game supporting his son Ben.
 
Kudos to the members of the Wildcards, renegades, Derringers and BlackJacks for their volunteerism, it just makes everything run so smoothly when you have good volunteers" remarked Sophie Gadoury of Volleyball Canada.

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