By Cliff Woods, with photos by Christine Murphy
The EOVC Air Force 17U Girls team headed to sprawling RIM Park in Waterloo for the 2017 Ontario Volleyball Association Ontario Championships on the March 31st weekend. After 3 days and 9 matches of hard-fought competition, our girls flew home with Division 3/Tier 2 Gold medals adorning their EOVC jerseys!
After pool and re-pool play on Friday and Saturday, the Air Force girls were ready to put everything on the line in the playoff round on Sunday, April 2nd. In their quarter final match, EOVC was up against Milton Edge from Milton. The Air Force girls won in straight sets (25-23, 25-16).
The Girls next faced a semi-final match against Vista from Georgian Bay. Once again, after a tough 3 set match, EOVC prevailed 2 games to 1. (22-25, 25-11, 17-15)
The win put the team in the gold medal match against North Bay YVC. With confidence on their side, EOVC won the match in 2 straight games (25-13, 25-19), capping off a long and successful weekend!
It goes without saying that the Club is extremely proud of how the girls competed, carried themselves, and gave their all over a busy and taxing weekend. You have proven yourselves to be wonderful ambassadors for the club and should be proud of all that you have accomplished during the season. This gold medal at Provincials will go a long way towards helping promote the club in the coming years to potential athletes in our region.
Congratulations to Shannon, Rachel, Taylor, Jessica, Lyndsay, Emily, Kerissa, Claire, Sarah, Bridget and Jordana!