by Michelle Nardini
Congratulations to the Smash Girls U16 Purple team on capturing the gold medal in Championship A Division on January 14th in Windsor Ontario.
The team went into the tournament ranked 9th. In round robin play the team split the two games requiring them to play a pre-quarter final. The girls battled hard to beat Stratford Stingers. With advancing to the quarters, Smash purple faced a strong Guelph Jr. Gryphons team beating them in 3 close sets.
In semi-final action the team faced KW Predators Falcons again coming up with the win.
In the championship game against KW Predators Invasion, a team the lost to in round robin play, the girls gave a total team effort securing the win. Congratulations on their achievement!
Pictured from Left to Right:
Front: Kristen Nardini, Emily Blondin, Toria Bouchard, Hannah Wyatt, Emily Kenny, Alysa Eizenga
Back: Coach Rich, Coach Riley, Emma Russell, Victoria Pasalic, Olivia Rosewell, Morgan Kuepfer, Coach Michelle, Coach Chris
Source: Jackie Genovy, SMASH Volleyball Club