This weekend the Illini West 18’s played in the Panther Classic at Greenville College and brought home a silver medal! Our first match of the day was going to be our hardest, not only was it against a Rockwood Thunder team but we were missing an outside hitter due to basketball. I had no other choice but to run a 5-1 with my 5’2″ setter. We took a loss against Rockwood, but the girls made it their goal to face them again in the championship match at the end of the day. We took second place in our pool, after beating RC Flyers and Force, we then had to play Advanced Aces first in our bracket play. With an easy sweep over Force, we once again had to face STC Stars in the semi finals. We took a first set loss but that was not going to stop the girls. They went back on to that court and took full possession of sets two and three, putting us in the championship match against Rockwood. We fought long and hard and took a loss but we left with smiles knowing we did our absolute best.