APEX Volleyball wins gold
A great group of young ladies came together to play an incredible first volleyball tournament together. They served well, played great defense, had great hits and shots, hustled, dove and were positive with one other to bring out the best in everyone. It was a fun tournament, and APEX had a lot of family and friends cheering on the team. The 15-and-under volleyball tournament was held in Salt Lake City, against teams from across the state as well as Wyoming.
APEX had a strong first match and kept improving throughout the day. The girls were challenged to serve between 85 and 90 percent, and they did, with an overall serving percentage of 88 percent, including a high percentage of serves that were difficult to receive. This is great for a first tournament of the year and this included many aces on their serves. The team had a lot of hustle points and many defensive plays that were amazing.
APEX won its pool by going 4-0, including strong wins against teams from across the state. They were the No. 1 seed going into the playoffs. They lost the first game in the semifinals against a team that was playing awesome defense, but bounced back to win the next two games to advance to the finals.
APEX faced a very strong team in the finals. This team only lost four games all last season, going 56-4. APEX had a great run in the first set and won convincingly, 25-16. The second game was a battle and CVVC pulled out a 25-21 win. It came down to the last set, and it was a great last game of the day. It was tied 10-10, and APEX scored the last five points to win the championship. The team played great together to beat a great team three times in the tourney on the way to the title.
Afterwards, Coach Bobby Boggs said, "It was wonderful to see the girls having fun and enjoying the game, learning and improving throughout the tournament, and building friendships."
Congratulations to Allie, Cora, Emma H., Emma R., Kaitlyn, Lexy, Olivia and Sonya!
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