The first month of the 2018 club volleyball season is coming to a close and there were a few teams in action to wrap things up. The girls 15, 16, and 17 Red teams were down in Hampton, VA for the competitive Mid-Atlantic Power Leauge (MAPL) tournament.
Meanwhile, in Manheim, PA the Boys 14 Red team competed in thier first-ever tournament. Last, but not least, the girls 18 Red, 18 White North, and 18 White South teams were in the tri-state area, competing in GEVA tournaments.
All three 18s teams were in action in the tristate area this past weekend. The 18 White South was at the Diamond Sports Center in New Jesey, while the 18 Red and 18 White North competed at the Downstate Athletic Center.
At the Downstate Athletic Center, it was an all-Academy affair as the 18 Red team won the tournament and the 18 White North team finished second. Great job by all of our 18s!
BOYS 14 RED COMPETES IN FIRST TOURNAMENT.
The Boys 14 Red team competed in their first-ever tournament, the Nook Winterfest, in Manheim, PA this past weekend.
It was a great start to their club careers as they boys went 5-3 in pool play and qualified for the Gold playoff bracket. In the Gold bracket, the boys defeated the Trojan Volleyball Club in the first round and advanced to the finals. In the finals, the boys defeated Prevail for the tournament win!
Mid-Atlantic Power League Tournament ReCap.
The Girls 15, 16, and 17 Red teams traveled down to Hampton Roads, VA to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Power League tournament. This tournament always draws tough competition and is a good test for the Academy girls.
The 15 Red opened the tournament by going 3-2 in pool play. After dropping a very close match to Brandywine (26-28, 21-25), the girls picked up wins over CORE and EC Power.
On the second day of pool play, the girls dropped a match to
Triangle to start the day. They qualified for the Bronze playoff bracket, where they fell to CJVA in three sets (13-25, 25-12, 15-9).
The 16 Red started off the tournament on a hot streak as they won the first three matches they played, defeating MDJRS, Metro, and Deleware United - all in straight sets, befor dropping their last match of the day to BRYC.
On the second day of the tournament, the girls picked up a win over TCVA in straigt sets (25-15, 25-22), which set them up for the "Copper A" playoff bracket. In the Copper A, the girls defeated Coastal in the first round in straight sets (25-13, 25-20). That win advanced the girls to the finals where they defeated the Brandywine Bobcats in three sets (25-16, 18-25, 15-12).
The 17 Red had a busy first day as they competed in five matches. They began with three straight victories, defeating Delaware, Triangle, and MDJRs before dropping a match to American. The girls had to play in a one-set challenge match to determine the following days' brackets. In that match, they fell to the MDJRs.
On the second day of the tournament, the girls went 2-0 in their next bracket as they picked up wins over the Triangle 18s and the VA Juniors. With those two victories, the girls qualified for the Copper A playoff bracket. In the Copper A bracket, the girls defeated the Triangle 17s in straight sets (25-19, 25-19). That win sent them to the Copper A finals, where they defeated the FJVC in three sets (25-23, 14-25, 15-10).
Congratulations to all three of our teams who competed in the MAPL tournament.
NEXT UP FOR ACADEMY:
Next up for Academy will find a majority of the girls teams competing in GEVA tournaments during the first weekend in February, while the boys 16, 17, and 18 Red teams will head down to Jacksonville, FL for the 2018 Boys FloridaFest.
Later on in February, the girls will be heading to Washington D.C. for the Capitol Hill Classic and the Boys will head to Harrisburg, PA for the Boys Atlantic Northeastern Championships (BANE).