Monday, June 27, 2011

Last Club Tournament!!

The last 4 days have been spent at the Phoenix Convention Center downtown for the Festival Volleyball Tournament. This was the first time for me to just be mom/spectator and not coaching--definitely missed coaching but it was also nice for us parents to run over to Marjele's between matches for 'slam dunk shrimp' and a cold beverage!! :-) Their team came into the tournament ranked 16th out of 96 teams....After 3 days of pool play, they made it to the top 16 championship bracket as #16 which meant they had to play the #1 team the first round! Out-sized in every position, our team fought with scrappy defense and ended up winning in 2 very close games. It was so much fun to watch and see the looks on the girls faces when it was over!! The rest of the day had it's ups and downs but the girls worked very hard to stay in the top 8!! By Monday morning, they ended up playing the same team for the 5th our 6th place finish....we didn't win that last match but it certainly didn't take away from what a great weekend they had!!

My 'happy' passer :-)

Playing defense :0--Carli had an amazing defensive weekend...VERY proud of her!

Great Season Epic!!

4th year playing club together :-) ...which means we have special friends in the Dallmann parents too :-)

The 'loyal' siblings :-) When you are a player yourself, it isn't easy to just sit and watch!!

Love that they are just as passionate about vball as I am :-)

1 comment:

backcountrybelle said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Wish we could have seen Carli play!