On March 4, 2017, H2 12 Cardinal participated in an 8 team tournament with Stratman Sports Series at Hancock schools. The participating teams were (6) HPSTL and (2) H2 teams. H2 Cardinal started pool play A with a loss to HPSTL royal 14-19, 8-19. Our team regrouped to win both sets against HPSTL white 19-8, 19-7 and then IL HP future 19-11, 19-14 to place 2nd in pool play.

H2 12 Cardinal advanced to the gold championship to play 1st place team in pool B, HPSTL orange. We had previously played this team earlier in season in Gateway League losing 17-25, 28-26, 9-15 and then again losing at Presidents Day classic 15-25, 26-24, 7-15. However the girls were determined to make it to the gold championship match. They came out with determination and teamwork and only 4 missed serves for the match. H2 12 Cardinal won the match in 2 sets winning 19-17, 19-17.

H2 Cardinal went up against HPSTL royal for the championship match. They were a very talented team that outplayed us and won the gold in 2 sets.

This has been a year of illness for this young 12’s team having (1) 4th grader, (6) 5th graders and (5) 6th graders. This past weekend they shined putting their skill strength and teamwork together to take home the coveted medal and a 2nd place finish in gold championship. So proud of this team! Go H2 12 Cardinal.

Patrice Gouy, head coach