This past weekends NCVA Far Western National Qualifier was a wild one for the boys of Bay to Bay. Our teams brought home four gold medal finishes, 1 silver medal finish, and fourteen top-10 finishes!
This tournament marked the conclusion of the Fall portion of our season for 10 of our 15 teams, 5 teams will make their way to Chicago this weekend to participate in the Boy's Winter Volleyball Championships. You can check out the seeds and results here.
Bay to Bay 18-1:
Coach Steve's team brought home the Gold medal and the lone Open bid in the 18-under division after going a perfect 6-0 on the weekend. Coach Steve, Bryan, and Alex praised their teams poise throughout the two days. The boys shut down the tournament (literally they were the last match in the gym on Sunday afternoon) with an incredible 3-set victory over NCVC 18-1's. The 18-1's will carry the #5 overall seed into Chicago this upcoming weekend.
Bay to Bay 17-1:
Coming off their strong performance at the SCVA Invitational the 17-1’s went 5-0 in the round robin format of 17-Open before falling short in the finals to Pacific Rim 17's. The team was able to run a variety of lineups and found great success from multiple contributors on the weekend. The 17-1's will carry the #1 overall seed into the Chicago tournament this coming weekend.
Bay to Bay 17-2:
After finishing in 5th place of the 17USA division at SCVA, the boys moved into the Open division of the NCVA tournament this weekend to challenge themselves against the best in the region. The team finished 4th, barely missing the podium after defeating NCVC and Kuikahi.
Bay to Bay 16-1:
After going 4-1 in their round robin play, the 16-1's found themselves in a rematch with MVVC 16 Red. Coach Chad said, "We've seen Will's MVVC team now 3 times in the past two weekends and they're certainly a handful when you look at their ability to slow you down with the block then come at you with firepower in transition. We've just tried to stay the aggressor in these big matches, fix problems on the fly, and continue to do our individual jobs - and when we've done that we had nice stretches of volley". The 16-1's won the final match by a score of 25-13, 19-25, 15-11.
Bay to Bay 16-2:
After bringing home the Gold medal in the 16USA division and a bid to Junior Nationals in Anaheim. The 16-2's moved up into the Open division for NCVA Far Westerns where they went 2-5 on the weekend. The 16-2's narrowly missed forcing a three way tie for a berth into the finals when they pushed then unbeaten MVVC 16-Red to the brink (16-18 in the third set). The team then went on to push PacRim 16's to three before losing (25-21, 19-25, 6-15). Great work boys!
Bay to Bay 16-Club:
Coach Josh and John's team went 5-2 on the weekend and broke into the top-10 of the 16USA division! After losing a nail biter (25-23, 26-28, 15-17) against eventual Bronze medalist Main Beach, the boys responded by winning 5 of their next 6 matches. The boys of 16-Club won this weeks award for best supporting team. They were constantly running around cheering on other Bay to Bay teams, often getting yelled at by officials to stay off the sport court :D
Bay to Bay 15-1:
Coach Frank and Allie's team went 6-0 on the weekend, bringing home the Gold medal. When asked about the tournament coach Frank had the following to say, "The 15-1's suffered from a variety of team injuries at Far Westerns. As a result, many players had to play positions outside their comfort zone. Ultimately, the boys dedication to their team and their trust and confidence in one another led to a successful showing at Far Westerns.
Bay to Bay 15-2:
Coach BJ and Ryan's team 1-4 on the weekend, losing two closely contested 3-set matches. The boys from 15-2 pushed the eventual Silver medalists (TVA) to three sets, losing the match by a score of 25-23, 19-25, 8-15. Coach BJ and Ryan remarked that they are excited by the progress the boys have made and look forward to seeing how they continue to grow and develop throughout their first high school seasons.
Bay to Bay 15-Club:
Coach Kevin and Jason's team finished 8th in the 15Open division this past weekend. The boys went 3-2 and finished off the tournament with a two set win over our Bay to Bay 15-2's team to secure a spot in the top-10. Coach Kevin said, "The team brought a lot of great energy into day 2 of the tournament and were able to spark a big win over 303. That momentum carried through our final two matches and we showed some of our best volleyball of the season!".
Bay to Bay 14-1:
Coach Matt, Javi, and Ryan's team went 6-0 on the weekend. They lost one set to our Bay to Bay 13-1's who came out hot to win the first set 23-25. Coach Alongi said that the boys were really starting to get into a groove as players have been placed into new roles and positions from the previous season. The 14-1's will carry the #1 overall seed into Chicago this upcoming weekend.
Bay to Bay 14-Premier:
The 14-Premier team finished 3rd in the 14Open division this past weekend. The team won a tight match against MVVC 14 Red (17-25, 25-15, 15-10) but then fell to our Bay to Bay 13-1's team in two sets (22-25, 22-25). This forced a three way tie where the 14-Premier team came out as the #4 seed. This placed the boys in a semi-final matchup with our 14-1's team where they came up just short (25-27, 16-25). The boys then took down Bay to Bay 13-1's (25-8, 26-28. 15-12) to finish with a Bronze medal.
Bay to Bay 14-Club:
Coach Jarrod and Ryan's squad went 3-3 on the weekend. They took the #4 seed from pool play and lost a three setter against NCVC 14-1 in a Gold challenge match. This bumped the boys of 14-Club down into the Silver division where they lost two more super tight matches (28-26, 20-25, 10-15) & (25-14, 23-25, 13-15).
Bay to Bay 13-1:
After bringing home the 14USA Gold medal from the SCVA qualifier, the 13-1's jumped up into the 14Open division of Far Westerns. The team went 3-4 against the top 14's in the age group. They were the only team to take a set off of Bay to Bay 14-1's, the went 1-1 with our 14-Premier team, and they narrowly lost to MVVC 14 Red in the semi-finals (25-20, 20-25, 12-15). Great weekend team!
Bay to Bay 13-Premier:
Coach Lacey and CJ's squad finished 3rd in the 13 No Dinx division, going 3-2 on the weekend. The boys have done a tremendous job learning how to play good team volleyball together throughout the course of the season. They narrowly missed a berth in the finals, losing a close match (16-25, 25-21, 12-15).
Bay to Bay 12-1:
Coach Chris and Andrew's team brought home the Bronze medal in the 12-under division last weekend in Anaheim. This weekend they finished in fifth place, going 1-4 in the 13-under division at Far Westerns. This team is always a treat to watch, bringing so much energy and enthusiasm to the game. Credit to Coach Chris and Andrew for their leadership throughout the season, these boys have a bright future ahead.