17-Under MAC boys rally for silver medal

Ranked eighth heading into the 17-Under Provincial Championships in Waterloo on the weekend, the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) Volleyball 17U Boys made an impressive sweep of games to finish with the Tier 1 Championship Silver medal.

After the round robin, MAC defeated the Etobicoke Wildcats, 25-13, 25-23; the Waterloo Tigers Red, 25-21, 25-21; and lost to the Waterloo Tigers Black, 25-23, 25-18.

In the re-seeded power pools, MAC lost to the Crush, 25-23, 28-26; defeated the Ottawa Mavericks, 28-26, 20-24, 15-10; and lost to Ottawa Fusion, 26-24, 25-28, 17-15; and the Cobourg Breakers, 25-13, 16-25, 15-11.

In the playoff pre-quarters, MAC moved ahead by defeating Storm, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9. In the quarter finals, MAC settled it with Crush by defeating them in a convincing 25-20, 25-21 match, as well as the Durham Attack, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12 in the semi finals.

MAC pushed it to the limit but lost a close match to the Waterloo Tigers Black, 25-23, 23-25, 11-15 to take home the Silver medal in Tier 1.

The 17U Boys team is coached by Hamilton’s Chris Marynowicz, Burlington’s Derek Jones, and Stoney Creek’s Jeff Hargot. Players include: Hamilton’s Eric Luangpakdy, Philip Marynowicz, Adrian Swist, Daniel Gayle; Ancaster’s Zachary Kool; Waterdown’s Derek Lahaie; Stoney Creek’s Jordan Dewaele; Burlington’s Jeremy Coulson and Gabriel Dzelme; Brantford’s Mark Nelson; Paris’s Jacob Roorda; and Welland’s Daniel Groenveld.