St. Joseph, Vancouver, WA Coaches: Casey Moltrum & Eileen Stemple. Players: Alyssa, Caroline, Sydney, Rylie, Tyra, Lauren, Renee, Bridget, and Taylor.
Cathedral Portland, OR. Coaches: Fergie Bush, Tully Bush and Patrick Ryan. Players: Maisie, Nathalie, Chloe, Harper, Elliott, Alli, Madeleine, Avery, Lily and Maggie.
St. Joseph jumped to an early lead in game one and and did not look back, winning the game by 18 points. Cathedral got on the stick in game 2 and reminded St. Joseph’s they had history at the CYO Championship tournament with an early 8-4 lead. St. Joseph’s not willing to lay down and take it, fought back every inch of the way to a 15 – 15 tie. Cathedral went ahead by three and St. Joseph tied it up at 22. St. Joseph had Cathedral on the ropes at 24 – 23 with the serve. Lauren Stemple served the final ball and scored for St. Joseph and the CYO Championship. A great game by both teams.
Both teams have high school varsity potential and we will see them playing for local high schools in the future for sure.
All Saints Coaches: Mitzi MacCallum, Colleen Obryant. Team: Chloe, Sofia, Ava, Logan, Shannon, Charlotte, Maggie, Sarah and Molly.St. Joseph (Vancouver) Coaches: Becki Garrow, Ed Garrow. Team: Drew, Jocelyn, Claire, Lauren, Katie, Sophia, Kaitlyn, Ella and Kassidy.
Game Highlights:Sixth grade volleyball is made more enjoyable to watch by the mere fact the girls have grown tall enough to spike and their skills have been developed to a point that they are doing a great job controlling the ball. Spectators get into the game and it is a louder, more exciting age group to watch.
St. Joseph came back in game two and outscored All Saints 25 – 13. Great serving by St. Joseph’s.
Game 3 – Al Saints came out with 2 point lead, gave up the ball and St. Joseph tied at 2-2. A battle ensued with the score going back and forth tied at 10-10. All Saints started to pull ahead at 13-10 when the St. Joseph team called time out. All Saints came back and scored two more to take the tournament title 15 – 11. It was a great game by both teams and a lot of fun to watch.