Team Indiana’s President’s Day Summary
A successful President’s Day weekend for Team Indiana was full of top finishes both in St. Louis and in Indianapolis! Numerous teams won divisions or place very highly in their divisions. Below are some results provided by the coaches!
17/18 BK – 17/18 Fury started off Presidents Day weekend strong going 4-0 on Saturday with only 8 players able to take the court. Our DS Catalina Dunasky got lots of kills on the right side after only spending one practice playing the position. Even with the solid blocking by our middles Katelyn Hartman and Maggie VanLaere on Sunday, 17/18 Fury fell out of the gold bracket finishing 9th out of 20 teams.
Elite 14 Green – 14-4, aka 14 Elite Green, aka Fusion, won the Presidents Day 14 Classic division, with a record of 4-1!
Elite 13 Navy – We had an exciting weekend competing for the Silver Championship at TI’s President’s Day Tournament. The girls are looking good in their finalist t-shirts after a nail biting 3 set match against South Indy. What a fun weekend of volleyball!
Elite 13 Molten – Voltage had a great Saturday at the TI Presidents Day event. Voltage went 3-0 and capped the day off with a 12 point serving run by Zoe Finkler sending them to the Gold Bracket for Sunday. Unfortunately Sunday was a little bit of a struggle with the group losing both hard fought matches, and their setter Anna Supe to a broken pinky finger. Voltage will play again this coming weekend in MEPL #2.
17/18 Nick – We went 5-1 on the weekend and finished 5th in the 18s division!
Elite 16 Molten – TI Riptide had a strong Saturday start, going 3-0 without dropping a set and having a good time while doing it. A ton of energy from the sidelines helped propel our play on the court and motivated the team. After winning the first match on Sunday big, the team struggled to regroup against tougher competition and the 14-1s, ending the weekend. However, an overall positive 4-1 weekend. Up next is MEPL 2 in Louisville!
Elite 17 – We really stepped up in St Louis, losing Ava Bacon to a stress fracture and Megan Sheridan playing in IHSAA basketball semi state (which they won and are now playing in the state finals). We went 5-0 in pool play behind excellent ball control and defense. Unfortunately, we were outmatched in our Challenge match and dropped into Silver. On Monday, we won our first match and dropped the second, finishing 11th. I’m very proud of how hard the girls fought and never dropped a third set. While we finished 5-0 in pool play, they were all battles and we never gave up!