APEX Volleyball wins silver
The volleyball team of Cassie, Cora, Edward, Elise, Grace, Kili, Kylah, Ian, Mallory, Mattie and Nate had an awesome achievement in their first-ever tournament, held at Salt Lake Community College. With the second-youngest under-12 team in the tournament, the APEX volleyball team had one of the best tournaments of all the teams in the tourney. This was the first tournament for all players, except for one. After a few opening jitters, the team quickly focused and relaxed to win their first game. In the first game for all these new players, the team came out to serve 89-percent in its first game. This was very impressive!
There was one very experienced team that won all of its games and won first place. After watching this team win 25-4, it was APEX’s turn to play them. Instead of being nervous, the team looked for their weakness and came up with ways to try and beat them. The young and powerful team gave them a battle, taking the game to overtime against them. APEX lost 26-24, but came away with a success for the way they played against them. They were the only team to give them a close game.
APEX went on to win the silver bracket with a thrilling 25-23 win in the final game against another experienced team.
Overall, the team served 77-percent. This is a great achievement for a first-ever tournament. Cora led the way at 90-percent, including serving 17 in a row, and the team scored on 16 of those serves. Ian was the leader of the hustle factor.
Kylah mentioned, "Cora served tremendously well. She was a leader in our team’s first tournament win. She plays an important role on our team."
All the players, the parents, and the coach had an awesome experience.
Coach Bobby Boggs said, "This was the best tournament I have seen out of a young team playing in their first tournament ever. Many of the other coaches complemented our players and our team. We will take what we learned with this experience and continue to build upon it to keep improving each practice, and each game, and each tournament."
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