Starting Saturday with two easy victories over Harvesters Hurricanes 16s 25-11,25-4 and Aftershock 16 Black 25-14,25-11. The afternoon pools found 14 Cardinal up against Peak Performance 16 Black of Oklahoma. Winning 25-17,25-12 and then downing STL Powerhitters 16-1 25-8,25-11.
Sunday proved to be a challenge. Starting with a very good Midwest Xplosion 16-1 from Springfield MO 14 Cardinal found themselves in a fight, falling in 3 sets 20-25,25-23,9-15.
14 Cardinal came alive in bracket play. Consecutive victories over Rockwood 15 White 25-11,25-15 and then defeating CYC 14-1 25-19,25-16 in the semis to reach the championship match against the tournament’s top seed TESL 15 Red. After getting kicked around early in set one down 4-14, 14 Cardinal turned it around to battle back and win set 1 28-26. Set 2 14 Cardinal again dug out of a huge whole 2-12 to pull out a thrilling final 25-23. What an incredible comeback by the girls to win this over a very tough TESL team.