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18u Rapids Rival – Bronze

January 18, 2020 – Despite playing the entire tournament with only 7 players the 18u RIVAL Girls captured a well deserved Bronze medal at their Trillium tournament in Thornhill this past weekend. Strong teamwork and a never quit attitude led to the team’s success. Congrats girls!!

15u Rapids Storm – Bronze

January 18, 2020 – Over the weekend, the 15U Girls Storm hosted a tournament at Thorold High.  After finishing 2nd in pool play going 2-1, they lost a hard fought battle to the Grimsby Vipers Attack team.  They went on to earn the Bronze Medal to cap off a great day!  A special thanks goes out to all of the parents and siblings of the team for all of their help making the tournament a success!

17u Rapids Rumble – Silver

January 12, 2020 – The 17U Rapids Rumble girls competed yesterday winning Silver short handed and without our fearless leader, Coach Tommy. He was there in spirit and the girls pulled it together and  played great, not dropping a single set until the final where they came up just a wee short to Ancaster.  Great job for these girls!

12u Rapids Power – Silver

January 12, 2020 – On Sunday, our 12ug Power squad travelled to Cambridge for their first ever non-seeding OVA event. The girls played consistent ball throughout the round robin and finished 2nd in their pool, however the best was yet to come… The girls knocked off both the 2nd and 3rd seeds in exciting fashion to capture a hard-earned silver medal! Power left everything on the floor and played their best volleyball of the season. Congratulations ladies.

13u Rapids Thunder

December14, 2019 – So it was another great tournament for the 13U girls Rapids Thunder.  We may not have got the result that we had hoped for but the girls put forth a great effort and showed they could deal with adversity and come together as a team. We entered the day seeded second and had high hopes to finish in the medals. After a strong start winning our pool without dropping a set the girls found themselves in tough against the KW Predators Purple but with a gutsy performance down the stretch pulled out another 2-0 victory to go into the semi finals.

In the semi’s we faced off against a very strong Defensa 1 Purple squad.  The girls showed real fight by forcing a game 3 despite losing Aurora Blundell in game 2 to a wrist injury.  Without her strong all around presence the girls really pulled together as a team and took it as far as they could, eventually falling 17-15 in the 3rd set.
The bronze medal game proved to be an equally tough match.  We faced off against the Markam Revolution Ice and despite a valiant effort by all the girls, we fell victim to what may have been an emotional dip and a little lack of focus after a tough loss in the semifinal, and came up a little short losing again in a 3rd set.
At the end of the day, we hope the girls are just as proud of themselves as we are as coaches, parents,grandparents, and siblings!
We saw some real improvements and some areas to focus on, both as individuals and as a team.
Mila Burattini is proving to be a force to be reckoned with and Madi Haverkamp continues to show the heart of a lion when tracking balls.  We look forward to the day Haley Epp realizes her jumping potential and starts hitting balls from the rafters.
Aurora once again played a very consistent game on both sides.  Relentless defense and steady offensive make her a real asset to our team.  The break couldn’t come at a better time for her as we want her to take the time to heal up and return to the team.
As co-MVP’s Matea DiBacco and Ally Shultz contributed all day long. Matea’s always positive never quit attitude, paired with her steady play and willingness to time after time take the team on her shoulders was invaluable again.  Ally proved that when she wants to take over the net she is one of the best in the division.  She finished the day with 31 kills and 13 blocks!
With 2 practices left before Christmas the coaches can’t wait to get in the gym Tuesday and start working towards the next tournament.
Way to go girls!!


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