H2 11 Cardinal traveled to Premier League this Friday and then a trip to Jefferson College for the Jeffco Classic on Sunday. A very busy weekend led to a lot of learning experiences and fun!

At Premier League, our girls went 0-2 on Friday after playing some tough teams. Against High Performance Orange our girls came up short in two very excited sets. We lost the first set 25-27 and the second 21-25. A hard fought battle where our girls came up a few plays short.

Against TESL Red, the girls played their hearts out but were just outmatched. Against a team with 6 great servers, there was little we could do. However, the girls did not give up hope and they played their hardest! We dropped both sets 11-25 and 6-25. A good learning experience where our girls got to see some aggressive servers.

We had three girls over 90 percent serving on Friday. Jena Holder was 93% with one ace, Mackenzie Heberer was 93% with a whopping 6 aces, and Megan Knobeloch was 100% on the day getting all 9 of her serves in with 2 aces.

On Sunday the girls played in a tough pool at Jefferson College. They finished the pool 3-3 but were sent down to the silver bracket on a tie breaker. We competed hard and took home 6th place. However, the silver bracket was filled with excited matches. After losing their first set 15-19 to Flying Jays, our girls came up with a close victory winning sets two and three 19-17 and 15-13. This set up an exciting silver championship vs Crush. Our girls came out hard and won the first set 19-12. Crush stepped up their game immensely and won the next two sets 13-19 and 11-15.

Some highlights came from our middles who had their best weekend working the net so far. Every ball was hit hard and they combined for several blocks. They contributed from behind the serving line as Ava Waltenberger was 89% with 2 aces and Claire Dunivan was 93% going 28/30 with an incredible 9 aces!

A tough weekend for our girls. They came up short of their goals but we got better as a team and we learned what we need to work on this week. Both coaches see the potential in our girls and we know once we get more experience we will be an amazing team!

H2 11 Cardinal will play in Premier League this Friday, February 5 at C4.