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The Weekend that was Vol X

By Karl France, 05/17/17, 2:15PM EDT


Season Finale for Young Guns

The 14s season came to an end on the 1st Saturday in May and what a great ride it was for both of these teams.

14 Black was playing their last tournament of the season at NJ Sports House and was in Pool A with Fury 14-2, Cut Shot 14 Select, & Summit CJVA 14 Red.  In the 1st match of the day, 14 Black won in straight sets over Cut Shot 14 Select but lost the 2nd match to Summit CJVA 14 Red. This meant the final match would be to advance in the tournament. Standing between 14 Black and the playoffs was Fury 14-2. Fury 14-2 was undefeated on the day and stayed that way by defeating 14 Black in straight sets. The ladies of 14 Black finished 1-2 on the day in their season finale.

14 Red ventured south to play in Denville in their final tournament and at Powerzone they would claim some more hardware.  Pool B was their home for the day and the other teams in the Pool were Cali 14 Red, LIVBC 14 Gold & CORE 14 Platinum. As the 4th seed in the Pool, there are two matches to be played back to back. The ladies were good in the 1st match but seemed not to have the energy in match 2. 14 Red was 1-1 after 2 matches but cemented their place by winning in straight sets over CORE.

In the 4 team Championship Playoff it was Cali 14 Red vs Essex 14 Black on one side and Allegro 14 Central the Pool A winner vs 14 Red. The ladies defeated Allegro in 3 sets winning 15-12 in the deciding set. The win set up a final with Essex 14 Black. A back and forth match that went to overtime and Essex won 26-24. In set 2, Essex started quickly and went on a 5 point run that 14 Red could not recover. Essex 14 Black won the 2nd set and the match 25-18. Coach Klingner stated " the future is bright for these ladies."  Agreed.