The Club G1 15’s team was back in action over the weekend in the Battle at the Fort tournament in Fort Smith. The young ladies from Mena competed alongside 36 total teams and finished within the top four.
In Pool Play on Saturday morning, Club G1 started off the day against a very tough 501 Volley National squad. The Mena girls fell just short 26-24 in the first set, before losing set number two 25-14. Club G1 was quick to bounce back though, as the talented group swept EMV Adidas Blue in two sets, 25-12 and 25-14.
To wrap up Pool Play, Club G1 matched up with a Little Rock team and had no problem at all. In the first set, the local girls won 25-10, before winning set number two by eighteen points, 25-7.
With their 2-1 record in Pool Play, the Mena girls earned the #2 seed from their pool and advanced to the Gold Bracket on Sunday.
In the first round of the tournament on Sunday, Club G1 swept a Little Rock Juniors squad, to quickly move on to round number two.
Club G1 matched up with some familiar faces in the second round, as the local girls squared up with Greenwood Velocity. In what always turns out to be a good match, Club G1 came out on top. In the first set, Club G1 won 25-20, but then lost set number two, forcing a tiebreaker. After the score knotted up at 14-14, Club G1 went on to win the set 16-14, and advance to round three.
In round three of the tournament, Club G1 took on the Little Rock Juniors National team. After falling 25-22 in the first set, the talented Mena team went on to win the second set 25-22, and the tiebreaker 15-13, to advance to the Gold Bracket semi-finals.
Club G1’s run came to an end in the semi-finals however, as the talented young ladies were defeated by Oklahoma Charge National in three sets. Club G1 ran away with the first set 25-8, but couldn’t keep up the momentum, falling 25-22 in set number two, and 15-12 in the tiebreaker.
The Club G1 15’s team is coached by Sherri Hines and includes Emily Maechler, Emmi Hines, Carmen Puckett, Katie Valdovinos, Avery Cannon, Paige Parnell, Emily Leonard, and Madi Lyle.