Red team blazes through the competition to finish fourth

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On the 14th of January, two Burlington Blaze U14 teams finished strong. One squad, U14Black, finishing ninth and a fantastic fourth place finish for the U14 Red.

Close losses, different positions, and the constant change of lineups from the coaches were aspects that the U14 girls Black team had to deal with all day. Coach Rob Fernley states, "We had some great strings of defense to the point where we were unbeatable." Natalie Michalski, from Ancaster, and Sommer Maltby from Burlington consistently made great efforts in the back row to save many points on defence.

Honourable mention goes out to Breanna Pierce from Burlington as well, for her excellent play at the net including her numerous blocks. Coach Fernley says, "Breanna has moved from very limited play to starting every match."

The U14 Red team had a late night finish with a difficult loss in the bronze medal match.

With only two bench players, team fatigue was a factor. The girls fought hard for defensive highlights, serving performances, and setting displays all day long. Taylor Simons, from Hamilton, showed awesome displays of offensive skill. Megan Durand, from Burlington, was the defensive specialist of the tournament.

Not just making the full effort, but making the dig from back line to attack line to each sideline made Coach Fernley very proud to be her coach.

"I had many parents and coaches comment on what a hard working and excellent defender she is. Her consistent attitude of never say die made me proud," he said.

Clearly, the U14s were the hardest working teams at the tournament. Fernley focused on defence for the past month and it paid off when seeing three or four girls piled on the floor in attempt to save the point. The girls play next on February 25 - another chance to go for the gold.

-Submitted by Lindsay Franco

Red team blazes through the competition to finish fourth

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On the 14th of January, two Burlington Blaze U14 teams finished strong. One squad, U14Black, finishing ninth and a fantastic fourth place finish for the U14 Red.

Close losses, different positions, and the constant change of lineups from the coaches were aspects that the U14 girls Black team had to deal with all day. Coach Rob Fernley states, "We had some great strings of defense to the point where we were unbeatable." Natalie Michalski, from Ancaster, and Sommer Maltby from Burlington consistently made great efforts in the back row to save many points on defence.

Honourable mention goes out to Breanna Pierce from Burlington as well, for her excellent play at the net including her numerous blocks. Coach Fernley says, "Breanna has moved from very limited play to starting every match."

The U14 Red team had a late night finish with a difficult loss in the bronze medal match.

With only two bench players, team fatigue was a factor. The girls fought hard for defensive highlights, serving performances, and setting displays all day long. Taylor Simons, from Hamilton, showed awesome displays of offensive skill. Megan Durand, from Burlington, was the defensive specialist of the tournament.

Not just making the full effort, but making the dig from back line to attack line to each sideline made Coach Fernley very proud to be her coach.

"I had many parents and coaches comment on what a hard working and excellent defender she is. Her consistent attitude of never say die made me proud," he said.

Clearly, the U14s were the hardest working teams at the tournament. Fernley focused on defence for the past month and it paid off when seeing three or four girls piled on the floor in attempt to save the point. The girls play next on February 25 - another chance to go for the gold.

-Submitted by Lindsay Franco

Red team blazes through the competition to finish fourth

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On the 14th of January, two Burlington Blaze U14 teams finished strong. One squad, U14Black, finishing ninth and a fantastic fourth place finish for the U14 Red.

Close losses, different positions, and the constant change of lineups from the coaches were aspects that the U14 girls Black team had to deal with all day. Coach Rob Fernley states, "We had some great strings of defense to the point where we were unbeatable." Natalie Michalski, from Ancaster, and Sommer Maltby from Burlington consistently made great efforts in the back row to save many points on defence.

Honourable mention goes out to Breanna Pierce from Burlington as well, for her excellent play at the net including her numerous blocks. Coach Fernley says, "Breanna has moved from very limited play to starting every match."

The U14 Red team had a late night finish with a difficult loss in the bronze medal match.

With only two bench players, team fatigue was a factor. The girls fought hard for defensive highlights, serving performances, and setting displays all day long. Taylor Simons, from Hamilton, showed awesome displays of offensive skill. Megan Durand, from Burlington, was the defensive specialist of the tournament.

Not just making the full effort, but making the dig from back line to attack line to each sideline made Coach Fernley very proud to be her coach.

"I had many parents and coaches comment on what a hard working and excellent defender she is. Her consistent attitude of never say die made me proud," he said.

Clearly, the U14s were the hardest working teams at the tournament. Fernley focused on defence for the past month and it paid off when seeing three or four girls piled on the floor in attempt to save the point. The girls play next on February 25 - another chance to go for the gold.

-Submitted by Lindsay Franco