Tigers Ambush brought their A-Game to the 16U Bugarski cup playing some of their best team volleyball of the season. The competition in all the matches was tight making for some intense moments for the team (and the parents). The team came out of pool play with a loss to Cambridge and a win against Guelph. With a loss in the morning and a quick break for lunch, the girls were not ready to give up and took a definitive win against Milton to earn their spot in the semi finals where they once again faced Guelph. The confidence from the pool play win against Guelph helped drive the team in the final points of the first set to come back and win 26-24, but Guelph was not ready to say goodbye and took the second set. Ambush rallied to quickly go up 8-2 against Guelph in the last set and then go on to win 15-6 to secure their place in the gold medal match.
The Gold medal match offered redemption for their earlier loss against Cambridge who they had faced earlier in the day, but in the end Cambridge was able to fight off the spirited Ambush team. The team disappointed to not have gold still enjoyed their highest tournament finish of the season with the silver medal. Throughout the day, the team had clearly taken up the “Tigers fight” mantra and demonstrated they are a team that won’t quit and will always dig deep to find the fight to play tough matches. Well fought Tigers Ambush and great tournament!