A half and half day for Northern Chill teams
by Randy Pascal
A half and half tournament, hosted locally, no less, furnished some additional helpful experience for a pair of Sudbury teams, as both of the Northern
Chill Volleyball Club 15U squads took part in the 16U Girls Provincial Cup – Trillium White H showdown at St Benedict Catholic Secondary School.
While the opening match, a 15-25, 25-27 setback at the hands of the Vision Volleyball 16U team from North Bay, served as proof positive that the
Chill 15U Black girls were not about to be over-matched, game two was even more exciting.
The locals went three sets with the Georgian Bay Vista, emerging with a 25-22, 19-25, 15-7 triumph and securing second place in Pool “B”.
Unfortunately, coach Phil Brown's crew were unable to sustain the momentum, fading late with losses to the Barrie Elites HP (13-25, 18-25) and
the West Nipissing Wild (18-25, 15-25).
“The last match of the day seems to be something that we struggle with,” noted coach Brown. “We need to work on staying ready and energetic for every
game. Although the day didn't turn out exactly how we wanted it to, the girls showed great improvement, with better timing on blocking, better defensive
passing and less service errors.”
“Now we know what we need to work on to continue getting better,” Brown added. The talent at his disposal this year includes Anya Dowe, MaKayla Mirka,
Kayla Presley, Molly Lafantaisie, Kaija Grubber, Roma Cormier, Brielle Depatie, Mia Renaud, Zoe St-Jean, Hayley Bertrand, Emma Vaillancourt and Megan