Girls have been working hard in the gym and this past weekend showed how much we have improved and offered glimpses of how good we can be. We entered the tournament wanting to work on our lineups a little and get all our players a chance to play. We did that and somehow found ourselves competing with the top 4 teams in the tournament.
Our morning 1st round pool saw us matched up against some tough teams from Prairie and Mount Vernon and Auburn. We beat Prairie in 2 sets, split with both Mount Vernon and Auburn but somehow managed to come out 1st in our pool with a 4-2 game record. The top 3 teams in our 1st round pool all ended up in the Top 8 teams in the tournament.
Our second round pool had us matched up against Tahoma, Edmonds-Woodway, and Auburn (again). We played a tough match against Tahoma winning both sets and were able to win out against Edmonds and Auburn – winning our pool at 6-0.
We jumped to the upper Gold bracket based on our 2nd round pool performance and faced Kennedy Catholic in the semi-final championship match. We started off extremely well with several monster blocks to start the match; but Kennedy Catholic had a great team and several great players that tested our serve receive and defense. After starting off well we hit a few bumps as they jumped on us midway through – we eventually lost game 1 (17-25). In the second game we battled well and the game went back and forth – we just didn’t seem to be able to get ahead and ended up losing game 2 (22-25). Kennedy went on to win the Tournament, beating Tumwater (2-0) in the Final!
Overall a good finish for our young team that is still learning to play well together. Had lots of positive things happen for many of our players coming away from this tournament! Nice job Lady Titans!