Holy Trinity takes second place in the CYO Volleyball Spike Championships November 19, 2022 at Valley Catholic High School.
Match 1: All Saints 26, Holy Trinity 24
24 to 24 toward the end made for an exciting contest between two very well coached 7th grade teams. All Saints went ahead with ace for 25 followed by another point off a Holy Trinity spike into the net to win the game.
Match 2: Holy Trinity 25 – All Saints 16
Hadley from Holy Trinity went on an 8-point roll to start the second match before the server put the ball out of bounds for a 9th point. All saints carved away at the deficit they found themselves in and almost tied the game at 16 all. Holy Trinity continued to outscore All Saints and Hadley again served the Titans to within one point of the match win 24 – 16. A net ball on the next play by All Saints gave Holy Trinity the match. The score tied at 13 to 13 and the crowd went wild. All Saints went ahead on a net skipper serve and fired the final serve for an ace to win the high charged game.
Match 3: All Saints 15 – Holy Trinty
Holy Trinity and All Saints went back and forth with Holy Trinity leading to about 12 points. All Saints came blazing back and won the game 15 to 13 with some powerful serves and excellent rallies by both teams. A fantastic game!
Vivian brought Valley Catholic from a 7-5 deficit with 5 points scored followed by Milania with another 5 and Jaden added another 2 before retiring the serve to St. Thomas More. The scoring blitz gave Valley Catholic a 17 to 7 lead before they won the match 25 – 11.
St. Thomas More opened the match with a 6-0 run to give the Bulldogs a strong lead. Both teams had some exceptional rallies in the third match which made for a very exciting game.
Valley Catholic Valiants win the 3rd Grade CYO Spike Championship November 19, 2022 at the Valley Catholic High School Gymnasium.
Match 1: Fighting Dutch 25 – 21
Match 2: Valley Catholic 25 – 19
Match 3: Valley Catholic 15 – 11
Each team took a match to begin the game and the final match was hard fought to the end. Two very evenly matched teams with skilled third graders who we will likely see in top level volleyball contention in the future.
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Davon, Kanelo, Christopher, Nahceem, Von’ye, Samuel, Jehiel, Bennett, Elijah, Isaac
VISITING TEAM: St. Pius X “The Cougars”
COACH’S: Douglas Post, Kelly Grant, Loren Hotchkiss
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Sam, Conor, Nicolas, William, Michael, Elliott, Alex
Q1: St. Pius X came out to the early lead making some great shots while St. Andrew Nativity paid the price with some turnovers. End of quarter 12 – 6 St. Pius X.
Q2: St. Pius added several three pointers during the course of the quarter. St. Andrew struggled with missed shots and turnovers. 34 – 16 St. Pius X.
Q3: St. Andrew came out on fire scoring 7 points in 2 minutes, getting the rebounds on the other end and playing great defense. St. Pius finally answered with a three point to bring the score to 39 – 23. With 2 minutes left in the third quarter, St. Andrew had brought the score within 9 points at 30 – 39. End of third quarter score: St. Pius X 39 – St. Andrew Nativity 34.
Q4: The Game. A technical foul on St. Pius X followed by a technical foul on St. Andrew Nativity set the tone for the fourth quarter. After the technical fouls were shot, the Panthers went into a stall game to maintain a five point lead 44 – 39. St. Andrew Nativity answered with a foul fest which extended time and the final score St. Pius X 51 and St. Andrew Nativity 45.
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Arsema, Elizabeth, Caroline, Cailyn, Keira, Ava, Ruby, Abby, Finley, Lucy, Alexis, Teresa
VISITING TEAM: Valley Catholic “The Valiants”
COACH’S: Zach Bromert, Frank McKeen
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Claire, Hannah, Leah B., Meghan, Avery, Malia, Louisa,
Leah N., Grace, Stephanie, Natalie
Q1: Tough defense on both teams, no scoring until second half of the first quarter. Christ the King was scoreless until under two minutes in the first quarter. The teams ended the quarter Valley Catholic 4, Christ the King 3
Q2: With 3 minutes left in the half, Christ the King tied the game at 6 – 6. Christ the King gained some momentum and outscored the Valiants 10 -6 to end the half.
Q3: Intense play by both teams with little penetration toward the hoop. A lot of athleticism on both teams with great defense closing out most scoring attempts. The Lions capitalized on the Valiants endless turnovers. End of quarter Christ the King 15, Valley Catholic 10.
Q4: The Valiants had a momentum burst and brought the game within 3 points. Turnovers vexed them throughout the game and end of game fouling sent the Lions to the charity line to add points. Two very balanced teams the Lions were victorious today 22 – 14. FINAL
COACH’S: Karie Conner, Anna Martin, Michael Liu, Kennard McClennan
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Philomena, Charline, Layla, Ava, Layla, Natalia, Audrey, Reese, Gabrielle
VISITING TEAM: St. Anthony
COACH’S: Charles Keller, Alex Umbdenstock
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Lea, Sloane, Holly, Caroline, Camryn, Zoe, Hadley, Brielle, Emi
Quarter 1: Lots of back-and-forth play with several shots that were close but missed the mark. Great ball skills being developed on both teams with obvious look at some great future athletes. With less than a minute in the game, Caroline scored on a 20-foot shot to end the quarter 2-0 St. Anthony.
Quarter 2: St. Pius X went ahead in the second quarter with a 4-point run while St. Anthony put in an extra point to bring the score to 4-3 St. Pius X with 3:25 left in the quarter. With 10 seconds left in the half with a tied game of 5-5, St. Pius X Leila scored on a breakaway for two at the buzzer leading 7-5 at the half.
One of the most exciting 3rd grade games this writer has watched, the score was 10 – 10 with 2:47 left in the 3rd quarter. At the buzzer, St. Pius X increased the lead by 5 with a quarter ending score of 15 to 10.
A lot of energy was expended by both teams in the fourth quarter steals, shots, lots of missed attempts but plenty of attempts. At the end of the game the score stood 21 – 14 in favor of St. Pius X. Both teams played an incredible game