NewsWeekend Action from Motor City USA

02/19/2024by LVC0

What a fun weekend of play in the USA!  Five Lakeside teams travelled to the Motor City to take part in the 2024 President’s Day Classic which included 630 teams from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and of course, Ontario, CA.

Our 17U Isihlangu started the weekend off in typical fashion by going 3-0 in their pool play matches and securing a first-round bye for the Open Division Gold bracket on Sunday.  The results for the balance of Lakeside teams were not as positive on Saturday but there were some great matches that took place for our 16U and 15U teams.  Outside of the 16U Askari, most of the players on Takoba, Shujaa and Billao had never participated in a tournament of this size or a tournament in the US before, so there were a lot of eyes wide open on the tournament’s first day to say the least!

On Sunday, the Isihlangu and Askari kicked off the early morning wave of matches, with the Isihlangu dropping a very tight three-set match to local rival Defensa and ultimately taking 4th spot in the tournament.  The Askari played some great volleyball in the Copper division, earning some pretty easy wins to take the division titled in 16U Club Blue.

The afternoon produced similar results for the 16U Takoba in 16U Club Red Copper and 15U Shujaa in 15U Club Red Copper as both teams won both playoff round matches and took home top honours on Sunday.  15U Billao also fought hard in their 15U Club Blue Copper division matchups and pushed both matches to three sets, but ultimately could not close out a victory.

Up next for the club is a plethora of OVA tournaments prior to March Break, with 14U and 16U taking center stage on Feb 24/25.  Good Luck to All!

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