Congratulations to our 15U Vipers for playing awesome this past weekend at the OVA Championships! Medaling at the provincials is a tough thing to do with the final day requiring two consecutive wins in order to make it to the semi-finals. Not only did our girls complete this daunting task, but they did so by starting out ranked 25th out of 32 teams in Division 3 out of 5! Our team started near the bottom of Tier 2 and jumped all the way to 3rd in Tier 1!!
It all began on Friday when the girls finished 1st in their pool, which was the only way for them to move to Tier 1. They won their first two games in 2 straight sets and won their final game against 17th ranked Etobicoke Titans Theia in 3 sets. The girls fell behind with a score of 8-25 in the first set but stayed positive and brought tons of energy, winning the next two sets with scores of 25-15 and 15-11! On Saturday the girls needed to finish at least 3rd in their pool to remain in Tier 1 and they finished 2nd! They beat both the 8th and 12th ranked team but unfortunately fell to the undefeated KW Predators United 14U team in two sets.
On Sunday the Vipers were matched up against Peel Selects, ranked 1st in Division 3. Our girls brought their A game winning this important first game in two straight sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-21! Winning this game alone is an amazing accomplishment because as a third year team this is the first time they have made it this far. A couple of hours later the girls won their quarter final game against KW Predators Black in 3 sets! The first 2 sets were very close but then our girls gave their all to the 3rd set winning 15-6!
Unfortunately in the semis the Vipers met the KW Predators United 14U team again and fell short. The good news is, this team continued to go undefeated all weekend winning the Gold! Vipers went on to beat Brant Orange in the bronze medal match in two straight sets, meaning that all weekend the girls only fell to the gold medal team!
The progress the 15U Vipers have made this season as individual players and a team has been amazing to watch. We are so proud of each and every one of them for playing hard and helping to win critical matches throughout the tournament! Congratulations girls, you should be very proud!
Good luck to all of our teams in the upcoming provincial weekends!