This weekend around the region many teams got their start and for Phoenix Volleyball NJ the youngest team 14 Red took the court for their 2015 debut.
Many of the ladies on the squad were playing in their very 1st volleyball tournament. Coach Maggie and Assistant Coaches Elise & Jen have a very excited group ready to start their season.
At Pathways 14s Mixed, all matches were 2 sets in this tournament. 14 Red opened their tournament with Allegro 13 National and the ladies took one set to get rid of those jitters
The match against Middletown YMCA was next and 14 Red started strong in each set and had leads of 7 in each set and won 2 sets against the team from Orange County, NY.
The 3rd match was against ASVBC 14 BK (formerly AllStarr). 14 Red split with this team from Brooklyn and set up a chance to advance to the playoffs.
In their final match, the Performance 14 Navy squad was the opponent. 14 Red just could not get their serve receive game going and lost to an excellent serving team .
On the day, 14 Red played very good volleyball and finished 4-4 just missing out on advancing to the playoff rounds. Coach Maggie stated this tournament " helped us learn our strengths and weaknesses".
I am excited to watch this team progress as these young ladies are part of the future of Phoenix Volleyball. Their next tournament will be Sunday, January 25 in Rahway, NJ at the Impact 14 Club at the Rahway Recreation Center.