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Posts Tagged 18 Navy 2012
March 11, 2012 — Sunday’s Bulldog Rumble at DeSales University ended with a battle between two Lehigh Valley powerhouses, and Synergy’s 18 Lehigh emerged with the gold.
The 18 Open tournament included three teams from Synergy — the Lehigh 18s and 17s as well as 18 Navy from King of Prussia. In the end, 17 Lehigh and 18 Lehigh made it to the playoffs, facing each other in an all-Synergy semi final, with the 18s taking the win.
That set up an all-Lehigh Valley final between 18 Lehigh and neighborhood rival CAVA 18 Lime. Earlier in the day, 18 Lehigh had dropped two close sets to CAVA during pool play. But in the rematch, Orange trumped Lime and Synergy took the gold in two sets.
“Outside hitter Erin Hillman played phenomenal,” said Coach Lora Yankauskas. “Setter Veronica Koval was awesome and played some great defense.”
Also on Sunday, the 14 Navy advanced to the playoffs at the Keystone Juniors tournament in King of Prussia. In pool play, 14 Navy beat Infinity Gray and DVA Villanova, but lost in two close sets to CJVA 14 Black, the team that eventually won the tournament. The girls won the gold quarterfinal against CJVA White, but lost in the semis to Club Delaware.
“We are getting better every time we take the court,” said Coach Mike Lott. “Today we played our best volleyball of the year, and our middles, Claire Gassman and Anninka Hemdal were outstanding with their hitting, blocking and all around net play.”
Congratulations to all the Synergy teams who played this weekend!
Feb. 27, 2012 — It was a clash of the titans in West Chester, Pa. this weekend as 18 Orange, 18 Navy and 17 Orange shared the courts at the TCA Philly 18′s tournament.
In pool play, 18 Orange won first place and advanced to the playoffs. In the second pool, 17 Orange and 18 Navy faced each other and ended up splitting the match. Although the teams had hoped for an all-Synergy final, it was not meant to be. The 17 Orange placed second in pool play to advance, leaving 18 Navy behind in third.
“Congrats to our 18 Navy team, who gave my 17s all they could handle,” said 17 Orange Coach Rich Johnson.
The pool results set up an all-Synergy battle in the semis between 18 Orange and a confident 17 Orange. In an epic first set, both teams pushed each other to the limit, with 17 Orange coming up with the win 29 to 27. The 17 Orange kept its momentum and won the second set 25-17. In the finals, 17 Orange played strong against a resilient PVA 18 team, losing a nail biter first set 27-25. In the end, PVA took the match, winning the second set 25 to 21, as 17 Orange settled for a hard-fought silver.
“Ambrose Crenshaw and I are really happy with the way our team handled the pressure of playing our 18′s,” said Coach Johnson. “It has been a tough season with all the adversity our team had to endure. Our 18′s have been beating us up all season at practice. They felt that we weren’t pushing them to be a better team. We had a lot to prove in this match; it was a match we had to win. I am very proud of my girls. They are finally learning how to play at a higher level.”
Coach Johnson offered a special thanks to 16 Orange setter Bayleigh Hoffman and 15 Orange middle Sydney Salle, who have both been filling in with 17 Orange for players who were injured or ill. “I want to thank Bayleigh and Sydney for their dedication to the team, and wish them both well as they return to their teams,” said Coach Johnson.
Meanwhile, at the Keystone Juniors 13 tournament in King of Prussia, Pa., 13 Lehigh advanced to the playoffs after placing second in its pool. In the semis, the young team fell to J-Stroke, ending the day in third place. Notably, 13 Lehigh was the only team to win a set against Club Integrity, the tournament winner.
Feb. 21, 2012 –Five Synergy teams reached the gold bracket playoffs in Presidents’ Day tournament play, capping off a busy weekend of challenging volleyball against some of the country’s best clubs.
At the Capitol Hill Classic in Washington D.C., 16 Orange and 15 Orange surprised the competition as they advanced to the gold brackets in older age divisions. In 17 Open playoffs on Monday, 16 Orange won its first match against Lower Hudson 17s, but fell in the quarterfinals to Pittsburgh Elite 17. The team finished 5th overall among 47 older teams. In 16 Open, the 15 Orange also shook things up, powering through the first two rounds, winning tough matches against strong 16s teams. In the gold playoffs, 15 Orange finally lost to local-favorite Metro American 16s, the team that went on to win the gold medal. Overall, 15 Orange placed 9th among 48 teams.
Playing in the largest division of the tournament, 14 Orange and 14 Lehigh remained undefeated heading into gold playoffs. Orange won its first match against Downstate 14 Red of Peekskill, NY but fell in quarterfinal play against Pittsburgh Renaissance, finishing in 5th place overall among 96 teams. In the first round of gold playoffs, 14 Lehigh fell to NVVA Ice of Northern Virginia, a tough team that made it to the final match before falling to the eventual winner of the 14 division, K2 Volleyball of Louisville, Tenn.
Meanwhile, 13 Orange, also undefeated heading into the gold playoffs, fell in the quarterfinal round to Aviator 13s of Brooklyn, a scrappy defensive team that made it all the way to the finals, where it lost in a 16-14 tie break to NVVA Ice 13s. The 13 Orange also finished in 5th place out of 44 teams.
And at the Las Vegas Classic, 18 Orange won its first silver bracket playoff against Club Utah but lost in the semis to City Beach Black of North Carolina. Vision Gold of California, the team that knocked 18 Orange out of the gold playoffs, won the tournament. The 18 Orange finished 11th overall. Also in Las Vegas, 17 Orange won the third flight, beating Woodlands Wave of Spring, Texas.
Other results from the Capitol Hill Classic include:
18 Lehigh: 14th out of 48
17 Navy 15th out of 47
15 Navy 27th out of 48
18 Navy 35th out of 48
16 Navy 38th out of 47
14 Navy 41st out of 96
Congratulations to all the players and coaches for their hard work this weekend. And thanks to all the parents and family members who supported the teams throughout both tournaments.
Jan. 18, 2012 – Synergy Volleyball dominated the 2012 MLK Kickoff Classic, nearly sweeping the Open division and winning gold medals in the 14s, 15s, 16s and 17s age groups. In all, a total of 16 Synergy teams from King of Prussia and Lehigh Valley all posted standout performances, often facing their fiercest competition from another Synergy team.
In the 14 Open division, 14 Orange was undefeated going into the gold medal round, where they faced tough competition in a semi-final match against 14 Lehigh. Orange prevailed and went on to win Synergy’s first gold medal of the day in a 3-game final against a feisty defensive team from Pittsburgh 3 Rivers. Meanwhile, 14 Lehigh earned a strong 3rd place overall finish out of 20 teams. 13 Orange took on the challenge of playing up a division and held their own against some of the tournament’s top teams including their 14 Orange teammates in second-round play. The 13s moved on to the silver bracket where they made it to the semifinals, placing 9th overall. A young 14 Navy team played with heart each match and closed out the tournament in the quarter-finals of the Bronze division. 12 Lehigh also played up in the 13s division, making it all the way to the semi-finals of the silver bracket.
IT WAS ALL GOLD for three Synergy 15s teams that battled their way into the Gold bracket, with 15 Orange placing 1st, 15 Lehigh taking 3rd and 15 Navy advancing to 5th out of a total of 32 teams. All the teams faced their toughest competition from each other. “We showed that all three teams can beat anyone if we play our best,’’ said 15 Orange coach Pat Rucker.
In the second round, Orange squeaked out a win against Navy in a match that included a 29 to 27 nail biter. In the semi-finals, a tenacious Lehigh team took Orange to three sets in a exciting match worthy of the finals.
“Navy and Lehigh played great defense, served tough and hit efficiently,’’ said Coach Rucker. “I was most impressed by the hitting of Lauren Mueller on the outside for 15 Navy and the setting and net play by Lehigh setter Emmy Geis. She was awesome and the best player for her size in the tournament.”
THERE WAS MORE GOLD in Lancaster for the 16 Orange which took the top prize in 16 Open, with a hard-fought, three-set win against P3R. “It was a good team effort,” said Coach George Trabosh. “The girls showed their mettle as they fought back from a deficit.”
Coach Trabosh noted that one of the toughest teams Orange faced in the tournament was in the second round against our own 16 Navy team, which battled in several close matches and finished in the quarterfinals of the silver bracket.
THE WINNING continued with 17 Orange taking the gold medal in 17 Open, while 17 Lehigh also advanced to the gold bracket, where it lost a 27-25 heart-breaker to DE United in the quarter finals. A talented 17 Navy team advanced to the semi-finals of the Bronze bracket.
Finally, in the 18 Open, 18 Orange took 2nd place overall in the Gold bracket. It was a thrilling, all-Synergy final in the 18 Open Silver division, where 18 Lehigh and 18 Navy fought a close 3-set match, with Lehigh taking the win.
Congratulations to all the Synergy teams for their outstanding performances at the MLK. The bar has been set for another great year of Synergy Volleyball!