12U Girls Win Bronze at Ontario Open

Congratulations go out to the Region of Waterloo Volleyball Club Tigers 12U Black Girls team for winning the bronze medal at the Ontario Open hosted in London at Supreme Courts.  The team started the day off by splitting their first match with Predators Fusion.  They went on to badly beat the Predator 11U Purple team two straight before facing some stiff competition and losing two straight to eventual tournament champion Halton Hurricanes Black.  The Tigers finished original pool play in 3rd place which set them up to play the host London Sharks Great Whites in the quarter finals where the Tigers won 25-23 and 25-14.  The team was to face the Halton Hurricanes Black once again in the semi-final but went down two straight 19 and 17.  After a lengthy break the Tigers went on to play the Predators Fusion again and the Preds beat the Tigers in set one 25-22.  This loss did not hold well with the team and they worked hard to come back and beat the Preds in the next two sets 25-20 and 15 to 10.  This was the Tigers first medal win of their program and they are hoping this is just the beginning of a long medal haul in future tournaments.  The future is definitely bright for these young ladies.  A special thanks goes out to one of our practice players “Una” for helping them out all day long.


Tigers Medals

Tigers 17U Boys won GOLD in London on February 4th.


The Waterloo Tigers Boys 17U team achieved Gold for the very first time on Sunday, February 4th, in London. The boys came into the 10 team tournament ranked second, behind Pakmen Black. Their day started by playing the hometown London Fire team in pool play. The Tigers came out slowly, but managed to win in two relatively close sets. They finished atop their pool after a second straight-set win – this one over the Chatham Ballhawks. In the quarter final match, they easily handled Sky Volley team from Windsor, with double digit wins in both sets. The semi-finals was against a talented 16U team from Hamilton. The Tigers had a rough start facing an early 5 point deficit, however they overcame this, winning the first set 25-22. The second set, was once again very close, with the Tigers coming up short, losing 25-23. In the third and final set, the team was trailing 14-10, facing 4 straight match points for Hamilton. The boys clawed back to win 17-15, in an incredible comeback that gave them a berth in the finals. The Gold Medal Game was against the third ranked Georgetown Impact. The Tigers came out flat, dropping the first set 25-15, but responded with an authoritative 25-13 second set victory, and did not look back, taking the third set 15-10 to capture their first gold medal ever. The Waterloo Tigers hope to build off this result in their final OVA tournament in March, prior to the Ontario Championships in early April, at RIM Park in Waterloo.”