Vipers Attack takes Silver!

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Yesterday the 14U Attack team had a very successful day at the OVA McGregor Cup in the Championship division! The snow plows may have tried to slow the girls down on the way to the tournament, but not even they could come between the girls and their silver medal!

Attack was ranked 5th going into this tournament. After a limited warm up because of the weather, the girls were still able to beat Milton Edge in 3 sets! Their next game was against Pakmen Gold, the number 2 seed, but unfortunately the girls fell short in the 3rd set.

In the quarter-finals the girls fought hard, tried to stay calm, and beat another team in 3 sets by reducing their errors! This time, MVC Fuji. Attack then had a tough semi-final matchup against top ranked Oakville Thunder! The girls went into this game confident and won their ticket to the finals in 2 straight sets!! The girls played excellently, only missing 2 serves the whole game!!

In the finals, the Vipers had to face Pakmen again. Coach Dave said that, “the athletes played very well and defensively were digging hard hits to keep rallies going and making smart decisions offensively.” Unfortunately, Pakmen took the gold. However, this means that Attack only fell to one team all day!

The girls had an amazing tournament all around! Attack received a lot of feedback from other clubs, not only about how they played as a team, but also about the positivity the team brings on and off the court!

The Attack coaches were very proud to see these young girls playing at such a high level! Way to go Vipers!

First Medals of the Year!

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So far this season has been filled with new friendships, hard work, tough competition and great success! This past Saturday, November 17th, our 14U Attack and 16U Supreme teams brought home the first of many medals for the Vipers this year!

The 16U Vipers competed in their first tournament of the season, a pre-season event hosted by EVP! The girls were in a tough 4 team pool, but played exceptionally well beating EVP Red and Sarnia Twin Bridges in two sets each. The girls only fell to Milton Edge, a very competitive team from a higher division.

In the afternoon our girls won the first cross-over game against Peterborough Thunder in 2 sets. The girls then went on to the semi-finals and played Niagara Rapids Summit - another team from a higher division. This was an intense 3 set game, but the Vipers came out on top! In the finals the girls were matched up against Milton Edge again. This time they competed even harder, falling in two sets but keeping it very close. The 2nd set had a score of 24-26! The girls came home with a SILVER medal, and we couldn’t be more proud of how well they played! We wish them luck in their first OVA tournament tomorrow!


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The 14U Attack team won BRONZE in their first OVA tournament of the season last Saturday! Coach Dave says that the girls “showed great teamwork and execution on the key skills that are the focus early in the season.” The girls started strong beating Niagara Rapids Rival 25-18 and 25-12, then beat Defensa White 25-7 and 25-12. 

Attack played Niagara Fury in their first playoff game. The Fury brought the heat but Vipers were able to hold their ground wining 28-26 and 25-14. The girls had another tough matchup in the semi-finals against Niagara Rapids Summit. They showed a lot of character fighting back in the first set, but unfortunately lost 20-25. Coach Dave said that, “the second set again showed their desire to fight with some very very long rallies”. The girls won that set 25-23! Unfortunately the girls ended up losing the third set 14-16, but they had some excellent blocks and awesome defence that game!

Of course losing the semi-finals is disappointing, but the Vipers weren’t done yet! The girls came out strong in the bronze medal game against Defensa Purple and had a convincing win with scores of 25-16 and 25-10!

“The coaching staff is very pleased and proud to work with these great athletes and teammates. They demonstrated the skills and character we saw in them at tryouts… We will continue to develop and refine the skills and work for more success through the rest of the season.” - Coach Dave

Congratulations to both teams and good luck to all of our Vipers in their upcoming tournaments!

The Season of Giving!

We are so proud of our Viper family for kicking off the holiday season by donating 9 baskets to the Basketeers! The Basketeers are a group of generous volunteers who provide some of the simple necessities and niceties of life to a woman, at a women's shelter, as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Every basket is a gift of encouragement and support, giving mothers the strength to create new lives for themselves and their children. These baskets will be delivered to women in need in the Niagara-West community!

Way to go Vipers!

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To learn more about the Basketeers CLICK HERE to check out their website.

End of Season Celebration Banquet!

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Just like that another season has come to an end! It was wonderful seeing everyone so happy and dressed up on Wednesday night. We love seeing the Viper family together! 

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Congratulations to all of our award winners. We like to acknowledge players for their hard work each season, but it is always so hard to choose with so many amazing athletes on our teams! 

[Top Row: Julia (15U Team Choice), Lindsay (15U Most Improved), Victoria (15U OVAtion), Kristen (15U MVP), Maddy (14U MVP), Ella (14U OVAtion), Ajla (14U Team Choice), Maya (14U Most Improved), Natalia (16U OVAtion), Amy (16U MVP), Madyson (16U Most Improved)

Bottom Row: Andrea (13U Team Choice), Mackenzie (13U MVP), Iliana (13U OVAtion), Sydney (13U Most Improved), Melanie (16U Team Choice)]

We'd like to thank all the parents, players, coaches who helped make this season the best Vipers' season yet! It is incredible to see all the friendships that were made this season and how far each team has come. We are so proud of all of our athletes. Together, we brought home 14 medals this season and all of our teams moved up in the provincial rankings since last year! 

We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this small but mighty club! We will see some of you on the beach in a couple of weeks and we hope to see you all at tryouts in September! We already can't wait! Way to go Vipers!

13U Vipers win Provincial Bronze!

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Congratulations to our 13U team for bringing home a BRONZE medal at the OVA Championships yesterday! The girls played some tough teams throughout the tournament but they held their own and kept fighting, being rewarded with a third place finish in Division 2 Tier 2 out of 3 Divisions! The Vipers were ranked 13th in the division entering the tournament and beat 19th ranked DRVC in two straight sets on Sunday with scores of 25-20, 27-25! The girls continued on their high into the next game against number 1 seeded Forest City Blue but unfortunately fell short in a close third set 12-15. On Monday the girls had more close sets against tough teams, some with scores of 25-23 and also falling to the Stratford team that ended up taking gold in their tier.

The girls were fighting hard against tough teams in every set! It's amazing to see such young players spiking hard and so many of them overhand serving consistently! These skills all came together on Tuesday in their first match, that they had to win to continue their journey! Putting their nerves aside they defeated the Venom team, ranked just behind them at 15th, in three sets with scores of 25-19, 18-25, and 15-9! Winning this first game of playoffs is always the hardest game of the tournament so we are so proud of the girls for this accomplishment! 

In the semi-finals the 13Us were matched up against the DRVC team we met on Sunday and unfortunately fell short this time in a very close third set, 13-15. However, that didn't stop the Vipers! In the Bronze medal match we had to play 11th ranked West Nipissing Wild, and it was the most nerve racking game of the tournament! The final scores were 19-25, 25-12, and despite falling behind in the third set, having to come back from 11-13, the Vipers came out on top winning 16-14!

This team has always been so special. Not only are they the clubs youngest team, but we knew they were going to do well right from the first tryout when we had the highest tryout attendance the club has seen to date! In addition, we had 4 parent coaches volunteer to help train these girls and teach them the skills needed to succeed! This team has finished in the top 5 in all of their tournaments, earning silver and bronze at two of the 4, and now a provincial medal to top it off! Congratulations to the players, parents and coaches on an amazing season! We can't wait for next year! 

13U Vipers score OVA Silver!

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Today our 13U team had their best tournament of the season, and their volleyball careers! They started out strong beating both MVC 12U and Hamilton Smash 12U in the morning to get 1st in their pool. They were undefeated all the way to the semi-finals where they faced Niagara Rapids Summit, winning an exciting match with scores of 23-25, 25-20 and 16-14! The girls then went up against top ranked Halton Hurricanes Blue for the gold! Our girls didn't go down without a fight, taking the Hurricanes to 3 sets and hustling the entire game! A SILVER medal is such an exciting way for this team to end their OVA regular season! We are so proud of these girls and we know that they will continue to work hard at practice in preparation for the OVA Provincial Championships in April! 

13U Vipers take Bronze!

We are so proud of our 13U Vipers for working so hard yesterday and coming home with a well earned BRONZE medal! We've always known that these young girls have so much potential so it is very exciting for us to see how far they are coming!

They played amazing finishing second in their pool, beating Niagara Rapids Summit 25-16, 25-15, and only falling to a tough Halton Hurricanes team with impressive scores of 27-29 and 21-25. Moving into the playoffs they beat EVP Red 25-21 and 25-18, but unfortunately fell behind Defensa in the semi-final. However, the Vipers were not done yet! They still had the energy and motivation to bring their A game to the 3rd place final. Our girls came out strong and beat the Hurricanes team they saw in the morning in two straight sets! Way to go Vipers! 

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