Provincial Silver for Supreme!


This past weekend Vipers 16U Supreme came home with a SILVER medal from the OVA Provincial Championships! It was a hard fought 3 day tournament with ups and downs, but the girls fought through the adversity and finished strong!

During the third play of our very first set, our setter dislocated her shoulder, requiring a player to come off the bench and set for the first time. The girls fought back hard, but unfortunately lost that set by two points and then fell in the 2nd set as well. The Vipers regained strength in their third game that day against Niagara Rapids Summit, beating them in an exciting 3 set match! The girls were down 1-8 in the third set, but turned it around to win 15-12!

On Saturday, Supreme had 3 hard battles against Peel Selects, Brant Youth, and Scorpions Smash. Unfortunately, the girls dropped down a tier, but they kept their spirits up going into Sunday - the most important day. The final day of the Provincial Championships is single-knockout, making it very tough to set the nerves aside and focus on one point at a time.

In the Round of 16, the Vipers faced Galaxy Stars from Etobicoke, winning 25-9 and 25-17. Then the girls were matched up against Niagara Rapids Summit again in the Quarter Finals, this time beating them in two straight sets. The Semi-Final game against Guelph Jr. Gryphons Fury was a match to remember! The girls were feeling the pressure, wanting to be in the gold medal match so badly! They won the first set 25-21, fell short in the second set 19-25, but then came out strong in the third set. This final set was a tough back and forth battle. Guelph pulled ahead with a 10-6 lead, but Supreme didn’t give up and tied the score up at 11-11. The girls kept pushing forward and won 15-13!

The final Gold Medal match against E381 from Toronto, was another tough one. The girls had been playing all day with no substitutions, so we were so proud to see that they still had fight left in them! Unfortunately the first set was lost 16-25, but the girls gave their all in the 2nd set, falling only by 2 points at 26-28. Regardless of the scores, we are so proud of this team for having an amazing day! A silver medal at the OVA Provincial Championships is something to be very excited about!