14U Intensity Bronzed in Windsor
This weekend the girls' 14U Intensity squad travelled to Windsor, once again, and came back with their 3rd medal of the season. Playing in their second 15U event of the year, they finished pool play in first place and advanced to the quarterfinals where they met up with the LVC 15U Ignite team. Ignite played with great defensive energy and, using their size, they pushed the Intensity girls to improve their block coverage and tenacity. Intensity came out on top and advanced to the semis against a team that the girls are beginning to know well, the South County 14Us.
The South County Bandits team has proven to be a consistent and determined team. Intensity managed to stay with the Bandits for the beginning of the match but fell behind in the latter stages of the first set and were unable to recover.
Matching up against the Forest City Oaks team in the bronze medal game proved to be an up and down affair. After a very long day, both teams struggled to play with the consistency that got them both to this point in the tournament. After taking the first set 25-9 the Intensity girls' lost the second 25-18. Shelby Moodie started the 3rd set with 8 straight points off her challenging jump-float serve and Intensity managed to hold on to the lead to finish off the Oaks. Maddie Craig closed the match out with a strong attack from the back row for a 15-6 win.
The girls played some of their best volleyball of the season with strong efforts from the whole team and improved consistency from Jacy Deering and Emma Topp. The coaches were happy with the girls ability to play in the lead and close out teams when the opportunity presented itself. They also managed to limit runs from opposing teams, which will be a key to future success this season.