After sitting in the car for 3 hours Friday night AVVC 15 White (otherwise known as the Spartans), arrived at the gym Saturday ripe and eager to take on the MLK kickoff classic tournament. That day they won 2 out of three matches only going to three sets in the final match. The Spartans took second place in the pool in which they were now competing for the gold and silver bracket. Sunday night they worked late in an unscheduled tiebreaker for the gold bracket, due to a 3-way tie for second place, losing in a close match of 15-13 against Cali. Each day they were the last team to leave, not satisfied until they knew they had given it their all. When faced with tough teams they came back just as hard. The Spartans fought to the whistle each game, eventually concluding their weekend in the semi-finals of the Silver bracket, earning 17th place out of 51 teams. MLK taught the Spartans a lot about mental toughness and left them driven to work towards a first place title in their next tournament.