Hamilton volleyball club rebounds to capture gold

The Mountain Volleyball Club’s 17-Under girls won the Gold medal at the 17U Challenge Cup – Championship Division in Ingersoll.

MVC 17U GOLD CHALL CUP JAN 12 2013photo

Finishing third overall in their pool, MVC lost matches to Forest City Green 16U, 25-16, 25-20, and Burlington Blaze Black, 25-22, 25-22.

Heading into the pre-quarters, the Hamilton team fought back, winning a close match against the Hespeler Scorpions, 25-23, 20-25, 15-10, and followed up with another win in the quarter finals, defeating Oakville Thunder Blue, 25-19, 25-18.

In the semifinals MVC 17U met up with Burlington Blaze Black Blaze and came out on top, 25-19, 25-22.

In the championship match, MVC faced Forest City Green and after losing the first set, 25-18, rallied to win the next two sets, 25-23, 15-12, to capture the Gold medal and advance to the Premier division for their next tournament in February.

The MVC 17U team is coached by Steve Bonazza and Ben Goerzen of St. Catharines.

Team players include Caileigh Sangster, Waterdown; Briana Layard, Burlington; Vicky Golebiowski, Binbrook; Madison Lenders, Hayley Genovy, Jenna Mazza-Anthony, all Stoney Creek; Savannah Browne, Hamilton; Libby Donevan and Joslyn Bortolussi, St. Catharines; Olivia Poulin and Chelsea McShane, Niagara Falls