15U Inkemba Place 2nd in Challenge Cup
December 8, 2019
It was a thrilling day for the Inkemba squad as they walked away with their first medal of the 2019-20 campaign.
Lakeside Inkemba hosted the Challenge Cup on Saturday Dec 7th at Garth Webb in Oakville. Ranked 5th in the tournament, the Inkemba were slow out of the gate, dropping both pool play matches and having to play the play-in match to secure a spot in the quarter finals.
The Inkemba rose to the occasion and defeated the Niagara Fury to confirm their spot in the quarters and face the top seeded Georgetown Impact. Firing on all cylinders, the Inkemba proceeded to take out the Impact in three sets. Taking on the Waterloo Tigers in the semis, the Inkemba punched their ticket to the finals in another three set grind-out victory over the Tigers (whom they lost to earlier in the day). Facing the EVP Eagles in the Final, the Inkemba pulled up a little short, dropping the contest in two very close sets.
Congratulations to the Inkemba for their 2nd place finish. They now head into the Holiday break on a high note, and will start preparing for their next tournament - the Rock N' Rumble in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2020!
Aquila Take Third in 16U Championship Division
December 1, 2019
Team Aquila were back in action this past Saturday, as Lakeside hosted the 16U Championship B tournament at Oakville Trafalgar High School.
Entering the tournament as the top seed, expectations were high for the team in this tournament. As the morning pushed on, Aquila won tight matchups against local rival clubs Milton Edge Fire and Defensa 1White6. After narrowly securing the first seed in Pool A, Aquila took on a decent team from Ancaster and were pushed to a third set where they escaped with a win.
Aquila met the Smash Raiders Awaken in the semi-finals, and once again were pushed to a third set where they could not hang on to seal the victory, losing the set 14-16. In the Bronze Medal match, Aquila faced Defensa 1Purple5 (ranked 8th in the Province at 15U) and won the match in straight sets.
Overall, the team played an uneven tournament and will look to train hard over the next month before hosting a 17U tournament on January 12, 2020 at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville.
Another Early Accomplishment for LSVC
November 25, 2019
Our 16U Aquila squad travelled to Richmond Hill to take part in their first tournament of the season this past Saturday. The tournament was 17U and had our team ranked sixth to start the day.
After winning their pool, Aquila advanced past their first playoff opponent to make it to the semi-finals, where they suffered their first defeat of the day. Now playing for Bronze, Aquila stormed out of the gates and won easily against a local rival club to secure a third place finish.
Congrats to all of the Aquila girls for this fine accomplishment to start their season. There is not much rest ahead, as Aquila will again suit up this Saturday, November 30th when they host a 16U Championship tournament at Oakville Trafalgar High School. Come out and support the girls as they work towards climbing the ranks to Select Division!