Gold turns to gold in Rochester for MVC

mvcThe Mountain Volleyball Club 17U team won the Gold medal in the top Gold division at the Volley FX Winter Challenge Tournament held in Rochester, N.Y., March 1-2.

Finishing second in their pool, MVC 17U were re-seeded fourth out of eight teams heading into playoffs.

In the quarter-finals, the Hamilton team defeated the Baldwinsville, N.Y. Blast, 25-20, 19-25, 15-9. In the semi-finals, MVC 17U swept Lakeside 25-17, 26-24 and overcame a previous loss to the undefeated tournament host team Volley FX Rapture in the championship match winning 25-17, 25-18.

The MVC 17U team is coached by Denis Levesque, Meghan Schilthuis and Mike Hall of Hamilton.

Players include Kate Kalenchuk, Claire Ross, and Jordan Koslowski, all of Hamilton; Adele Olejarz, Charlotte Rose, and Nicole Gwiazdowicz, all of Dundas; Alessandra Assaf, of Ancaster; Jennifer Todd, of Stoney Creek; and Patricia Gombas, of Oakville.