The Mountain Volley Club’s 15-Under girls team had a mountain to climb and they did. The 25th ranked club in the province took the Tier 2 Silver medal at the recent Ontario Volleyball Association’s 15U Provincial Championships held in Waterloo.
In pool play, MVC defeated the Ottawa Maverick Colts, 25-9, 16-25, 15-12; the Barrie Elites Black, 25-18, 25-18; before losing to Interclub Black of North York, 18-25, 25-23, 7-15, and the Woodstock Warriors, 19-25, 17-25.
In the power pools, MVC lost to the Ottawa Maverick Stampede, 25-19, 22 25, 9-15, but defeated the Ottawa Fusion, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19.
In the quarter finals, MVC defeated the Cambridge Scorpions, 20-25, 25-21, 15-9, and the North Bay Wildcats, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12 in the semi-finals.
Rematched against the Ottawa Maverick Stampede in the championship match, MVC lost, 17-25, 19-25 to settle for the Silver medal.
The coaches of the MVC 15U team are Denis Levesque and Michael Hall of Hamilton, and Meghan Boyle of Ancaster. The players are Alessandra Assaf, Ancaster; Alyssa Borges, Binbrook; Madison Rowe, Glanbrook; Natasha Burns, Kate Kalenchuk, and Jordan Koslowski, Hamilton; Nicole Cashin, Adele Olejarz, Charlotte Rose, Nicole Gwiazdowicz, Dundas; Braeden Rumple, and Rachel Doric, Waterdown.