The JV girls volleyball team traveled for Lakewood today for an 11 team tournament. The girls played great in pool play and came out seeded number one overall!
They first split with the solid host team Lakewood 19-21 and 21-15. They then faced St. Pats and won both, 21-19 and 21-13. They immediately faced Pennfield who they beat 21-15 and 21-11. The girls then faced a long 3 game break and came back and split with Portland 18-21 and 21-18 to end pool play.
Onto bracket play they dominated WM Aviation 25-12 and 25-10.
In the semis Marshall faced Portland again this time winning in three sets 19-25, 25-23, and 15-13. Onto the finals they went! Marshall again saw their first competition of the day Lakewood in the tournament finals. After playing poorly and losing the first set 13-25, they came back and won set two 25-19. This set up a tough third set to decide the winners. After a back and forth start, Lakewood took the lead 14-11. With one point to decide the game, Marshall fought back and got within one at 13-14. Lakewood was able to seal the final point and took the win in set three of the finals 15-13.
“I am so proud of our girls today. They fought through so much adversity from sitting for three games straight to finishing number one overall by points, we didn’t give up. Even in the finals we faced adversity through some calls that did not go our way. The final game to 15 was our eighth straight set without a break and although they were exhausted, they worked until point 15. We accomplished great things today and look forward to our first conference game this coming week.” – Coach Sundell