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AVVC 17 National Team takes 5th in Open at MLK Kickoff Classic

By Coach Greg Chiang, 01/30/11, 10:31PM EST


AVVC 17 National takes 5th in Open at MLK Kickoff Classic!


Starting the year off with high expectations, our AVVC 17 National Team proved that they should be a force to reckoned with all season. 

At the MLK Kickoff Classic in Lancaster, PA, our 17 National “Wolfpack” started the tournament with Gold in their minds.  With their weekend starting opponent being Synergy 17 Navy, they knew it wouldn’t be easy.  After a hard fought 3 set battle, the “Wolfpack” ended up with a first match loss.  Knowing that they needed to win the next 2 matches, our 17 National team took to a change in strategy and system.  With everyone on the same page, the “Wolfpack” won the next 2 matches against Keystone Jrs and Westmoreland Elite.  This left our AVVC 17 National Team with a second place finish and still a chance to play in the gold bracket.

Day 2 proved to be no slouch in opponents as the “Wolfpack” faced off against Essex 17-1, and a very strong Norlanco 17 Blue and Yorketowne 17 Gold team.  Continuing their strong play, our 17 National team ended up taking 1st in their pool placing them into the Gold bracket playoffs!

Playoff Day 3 started with a rematch of their first opponent of the tournament.  Continuing their new found system of play, our AVVC 17 National Team got redemption from their first loss and beat Synergy 17 Navy in 2 sets.  This put the “Wolfpack” into the quarterfinals against the nationally ranked Synergy 17 Orange team.  Though hard fought, our 17 National team fell in 2. 

Successful from start to finish, the “Wolfpack” ended up 5th overall in the tournament!  Great job ladies, keep working hard and the results will come!


Coach Chiang