The 14U Apex team took Gold home for the second week in a row at the 14U Championship Challenge Cup. Pool play finished with them in first in their pool beating LVC Fire (25-15, 25-17), London Sharks 13U (25-12, 25-15). After a long lunch break because the other courts were running behind they found themselves up against Niagara Rapids in quarter finals beating them 25-19, 25-13. Semi-finals resulted in a quick match against St Thomas Express (25-18, 25-6). The Gold medal match placed them against Defensa White and the Tigers took the first set 25-12. However the second set was lost 24-26 forcing a third set. The Tigers were successful at capturing the Gold winning the set 15-10. Congratulations 14U Apex!
The 14U Apex team took Gold 15U Challenge Cup after a number of challenges throughout the day. Pool play started off odd with a team missing. The Tigers decided to play EVP in an exhibition match since both teams would end up missing a game because of the missing team. The Tigers took the exhibition game 25-20, 25-15. After a quick break the Tigers played EVP for official and won 25-16, 25-22. Winning the game placed the Tigers first in their pool. For quarter finals the Tigers played Defensa Purple 14U; a team they've played a number of times. The tigers lost the first set 23-25 but the second set turned out better. Despite having a 17-22 score the Tigers were able to battle back and win the second set 26-24. The third set was won with the motivation they found in the second set 15-11. The Tigers Red 15U also won their pool and their quarter final which placed them against the Apex 14U in semi-finals. The 15U Red team put up a good battle but the 14U Apex did win 25-19, 25-20. Moving onto the Gold medal match against the Guelph Jr. Gryphons Red the Tigers won the first set 25-16. But Guelph didn't give up and took the second set 21-25. The third set ended 15-10 in the Tigers favour. Congratulations to the 14U Apex team and good luck next weekend at the 14U Challenge Cup.
The 16U Girls team took Brozen at the 17U Challenge Cup this past weekend. After pool play they ended up placing second in their pool. They successfully beat Markham Unity West in the quarter final in 3 sets, 20-25, 25-16, 15-6. They lost to Scorpions Shine in the quarter finals but were victorious to take the Bronze against Stratford Stingers. Congratulations Tigers!