Updated: Jan 28
Our teams spread out this weekend! We have some more winners and close finishes this weekend. Check out what happened in this weekend Tournament Recaps!
This weekend 12 Red played at the Milwaukee Sting Center in the adidas tournament series #4. In pool play, we faced Sting B-11s and RVA 12 Navy. Our play wasn’t perfect, but the girls were able to fight back from being down in multiple situations and worked hard to earn us two wins! This placed us in the gold bracket with our semifinal match being against a talented sting 12 gold team. It was a tough loss, but we were able to learn a lot and are proud of the girls for sticking with them during rallies! Once again, we finished our day in the bronze medal match. This time, it was an exciting game against Sting 12 white. After losing the first set, the girls got fired up and came back with a huge win in set two. This momentum carried on into the third set and the girls were able to pull out a 15-13 win! Some highlights from the day include our middles running “1s” with their setters, our servers hitting zones for the first time, and some great attempts at jump serving!
#Shoutout to for Nora and Abby for earning serving pins!
#Shoutout to Abby for earning tournament MVP! She went on some awesome serving runs that helped us get ahead in tight matches, as well as was aggressive at the net with her hitting and blocking!
I AM 14 Black at Sting Center Saturday had a great start dominating East Troy 25-8 in both sets. Our serving was tough for the other team which led to 2 people winning our 5 or more Aces pin. Congrats to Jillian and Alaina. Even though we started strong, we just couldn’t get good passes up from a tough Sting team. We went to the Silver bracket and got our groove back against MWP 2s team and moved onto to the champion match against MWP 1s team where we fell short. Again, our passing was the struggle. We have a lot of days to practice before our next match.
#Shoutout to Laila and Jillian for placing the ball and being consistent in hitting.
This weekend we were up in Appleton for the PrepDig Resolution Tournament. We started out on Saturday afternoon with a relatively easy game against Just a Game. We won in two and moved on to our next matches in pool play.
#ShoutOut to Mara, who had 11 aces in our first match!
Both matches we came out flat dropping the first sets. We had a few too many service errors and never got into much of a rythme. Despite our struggles, we pushed through, won both matches and moved on to the gold bracket.
After a first round bye we started in the semi finals against Impact, where a win would take us to the championship match. We won set one easily, starting out hot, serving and playing our best ball of the weekend. Impact cleaned up their game in set 2, some of our errors crept back in, and we lost set 2. Set 3 was back and forth all the way to end. We lost 14-16 coming up just short. In the set we missed 6 serves and made 3 hitting errors, giving Impact the majority of their points.
Despite the loss, and all the errors, when we kept the ball in we played extremely good volleyball. Our last match was against Wi Premier White, one of the teams from our pool on Saturday, that took us 3 sets to beat. I challenged the girls to bring the energy we had against Impact, clean up their serving and promised them a two set win if they did. The girls didn't disappoint. We won 25-10, 25-12 playing our best match to date.
We ended up 3rd out of 12 teams, found a few things we need to work on and finished up with a great match. The girls were pretty happy about how we finished, but I can tell they want to play for the gold, we'll see what we can do!
We will be chalking this weekend up as a learning experience. The team was riddled with injuries and sickness and took a lot of constant hard work to even place where we did. We are proud of the kids and their willingness to play positions in a last second decisions. Overall the compounding challenges got the best of us and we couldn't string full games together to walk away with more wins. We had a great day one going 2-1 and heading to Gold in day two but couldn't push much further.
#Shoutout to Josie for playing middle and getting a gaming winning, back-to-back block and kill!
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#Shoutout to Caroline for her serving runs and her constant play throughout the weekend.
Went 5-0 on the weekend to win the Revolution Open Tournament. We gave out three serving pins and one pancake pin, this was our best serving weekend of the season with a total of 62 aces.
17 Red played in the 17/18 Open Division at the Prep Dig Resolution Tournament and continued their success even with the increase in opponent difficulty. Starting slow on Saturday they still were able to win their first two matches. Facing off against Impact 18-National, who was the #1 seed in their pool, 17 Red gritted out a tough first set and continued that momentum into set 2 where they led from start to finish. On Day 2 heading into the Gold Bracket they knew competition was going to be tough. Even though they went 1-2 on that day they stepped up their game further and started playing their best volleyball. Highlights included beating FC Elite 17 White and taking the eventual tournament champion to 3 sets.
#Shoutout to Jennacy Willie for playing 4 different positions throughout the weekend and being successful in all of them.
Her versatility was a big part of the team never skipping a beat even when changes were made and opponents became tough. She is the tournament MVP!!!
The 17 Black team competed well this past weekend down in Kenosha at the WI Jrs. Freeze Fest. They won the silver bracket with the only loss to the eventual champion in pool play. We were a little shorthanded but everyone came to play and had a great day! The highlight of the day was Maddie Metke’s 10 ACES in our semifinal match against the IL Juniors and another 5 against SWVBC
#SHOUTOUT to Maddie Metke for the TRIPLE ace pins for the day!
The team got great contributions from everyone – Ava Patty leading the 5-1 and really spreading the ball out well – as Maddie Klumpyan lead the way with 18 kills, Natalie Fernald and Anna Rosewitz close behind with 16 kills each, and Maddie Metke with 14 kills. Maddie Cadieux contributed in every way again – with effective serving, great kills, and solid serve receive and defense. EJ Novinski and Macey Steier were their usual solid serve receive and great digs! All in all, it was a great day of volleyball – the team had an awesome time, were into it all day, and really played well together. Our MVP for this tournament was someone who stepped up for the team with backrow play and really great serves in addition to her fantastic kills and team leading 8 blocks -
# SHOUTOUT to Anna Rosewitz for the tournament MVP this weekend! Way to go Anna!