Seeded ninth, the MVC 18U girls’ volleyball team placed a strong fifth at the recent 18U Girls Challenge Cup – Premier division in Oshawa.
Finishing third in their pool, MVC 18U kept it close in all of their matches losing to Lakeside 27-29, 25-29, 25-21 and the Ottawa Maverick Shotguns 25-19, 25-21.
In the pre-quarters, MVC 18U came out on top, winning 25-18, 25-14 against Durham Attack 17U.
In the quarter-finals, MVC 18U played soundly but lost 25-23, 25-22 to the South County Bandits.
All eyes were on MVC 18U as they defeated the Ottawa Mavericks 25-19, 25-22 finishing fifth in the top division in the province.
The MVC 18U team is coached by Jos Nederveen of Dundas, Mike Fuchs of Glanbrook, Kirsten Shepherd of Stoney Creek and Laurie Fernandez of Hamilton. The MVC 18U athletes include Waterdown residents Randi Carey, Leah Feuerstake and Lindsay Vanderweide, as well as players from Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and St. Catharines.
-Submitted by Nancy Castura