15 Cardinal up’d their game this weekend by entering in the Premier division at the President’s Day Classic. The team came in ranked the #12 team out of 24 teams. Day 1 the girls faced teams from TN, KS and the #1 ranked KY team in the Premier division. The team’s performance day 1 was nothing less than stellar going undefeated ending the day 1st in their pool.
Day 2 started on a high as H2 15 Cardinal was ranked the #1 team in the Premier division and the team had a lot at stake. Round 2 play would determine what teams would advance to the Gold bracket on day 3. Our girls followed day 1’s performance with another excellent day of competitive volleyball, defeating their first opponent in three sets. The second match against the Iowa Rockets rendered the longest match of volleyball we have seen in a while with three sets of volleyball played 25-23, 32-30, 14-16 and Iowa taking that match. The entire ballroom was on the edge of their seat during this match! Our loss resulted in a 2 way tie for 2nd place in the pool between H2 15 and Iowa creating the need for a one set to 25 tie breaker. The girls came out swinging and took the tie breaker match 25-18! We were going for gold!
Our first match of day 3 started off with H2 15 facing the #2 team in the division Circle City Black. The girls fought point for point but unfortunately dropped this match to Circle City 19-25 and 20-25. The girls finished their President’s Day appearance with a victory against the #8 team in the bracket sealing our final place of #7 in GOLD!
The weekend was filled with over 20 sets of fast paced, competitive play against various teams in the Midwest. The girls learned to persevere through long rallies, defend power hitting teams, and to serve aggressively to keep our opponents out of system. It was an amazing experience and the team grew stronger as a unit and continues to make their name known as a team that will fight point for point against our opponents.
Great Job H2 15 Cardinal!