More images from 17U Challenge Cup

Photos courtesy Eric Dunne

 

17U Girls give it their all in Waterloo

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Photos by Eric Dunne

The EOVC Air Force 17U Girls headed southwest on April 17th to compete in the OVA 17U Girls Tier 2 Ontario Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo.  The girls did their best over the 3 day event to battle past some of the better teams in the province, but came up empty-handed, after a tough 3-set loss in the playoff round on Day 3.

According to Cliff Woods, “It was a long year for this group of talented athletes. Injuries, coaching and player changes were just some of the things they faced this season. However, in the face of all of this, these wonderful young women played to the best of their abilities and with determination and passion. They represented themselves, their parents and the EOVC in a positive manner. You should be proud of what you accomplished this year. It was once again an honour and privilege to coach you this season.”

He added, “A huge Thank You to Laura and Justin for all the work and time spent coaching this group this year. You both should be very proud of what you did for these girls.”

Thanks to everyone who helped make this season such an amazing adventure for the girls. Club volleyball does not happen without the help of the volunteers and the commitment of the parents.  Both Air Force teams had that this year. Here’s to keeping things going towards even more success in 2015-2016!

17Us battle hard but come up short in Ottawa

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Photos by Eva Edwards

The Air Force 17U Girls took the short trip into Ottawa last weekend to compete in the OVA 17U Girls Bugarski Cup/Trillium. It was just one of those days for the girls as they played hard and kept their opponents within reach, but couldn’t quite close the deal when it counted. Their 5th place finish will no doubt serve as motivation towards a good finish at Provincials in April! Thanks to coaches Justin and Laura and to all the fervent family and friends who have supported the girls all season long. Match scores for the day were as follows:

vs. Vikings (Upper Ottawa Valley): W/2-1 (25-14, 21-25, 15-6)
vs. Fusion Explosion 16U (Ottawa): L/1-2 (7-25, 26-24, 9-15)
vs. Fusion (Ottawa): L/0-2 (18-25, 24-26)
vs. Vikings (Upper Ottawa Valley): W/2-0 (25-22, 25-20)