15 Cardinal closed out their Premier League play this weekend. The Bronze division was a 4 team pool competing for the Bronze championship. In the first match the team had to face HP Orange; a victory would be needed if they wanted to play in the championship match. The girls fell behind fast to HP Orange trailing 10-2 before turning on their smart and aggressive play. With strong serves by Libero Kendall Runzi, the team rallied to get back into the game. Volleyball being a game of runs and momentum really proved to be true in this match! 15 Cardinal let HP score three more points before taking a huge lead 20-13. HP rallied back and came within reach of the set but the girls remained focused and pulled out the win 25-23. They began the second set with a huge 10-1 lead due to aggressive serving, smart court play, and communication on the court. H2 sealed an appearance in the championship match by taking set 2 against HP Orange winning 25-18!
Championship match featured H2 15 Cardinal facing Team Momentum White, a team that in previous pool play H2 had dropped two sets. The girls had something to prove in this match. With teamwork, communication, focus, and tenacity the girls took the match from Momentum White 25-12 & 25-19 making them the Bronze champions in Premier League. As a team we continue to work on our serve receive, communication, support of one another and adjusting during challenging times in a match. Great weekend for all!
We are off to participate in the President’s Day Classic this weekend in Downtown STL. Go H2!!