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Irish Rumble Recap

By NVVA Staff, 03/16/17, 4:15PM EDT

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13 Select 1 biting on their new gold medals!

An ecstatic 12 Select 2 team after their victory!

12 Select 1 after a long weekend of playing, sporting new silver medals & a trophy!

Congratulations to all of our teams who participated in the Irish Rumble last weekend! We had a great showing as a club with two first place finishes!

13 Select 1 went undefeated all weekend and took home the Gold for 13's mixed. Head Coach Meghan Dudley said, "Irish Rumble was such a great tournament. 13-1 Select went undefeated all weekend and finished 1st in the Gold Bracket beating Metro in 3. The team worked together, stepped up, and finished on top. So proud of them!"

12 Select 2 fought hard all weekend and took home 1st in Silver! Assistant Coach Alyssa Sanchez said, "12 Select 2 (Impact!) got their first medals this weekend! The girls played hard and adapted to new line ups well. Both the semifinals and finals of the silver bracket went to 3 sets and we came back from behind to win the silver bracket!"

12 Select 1 battled hard against every team and took home 2nd in Gold! Head Coach Casey Kelly said "One very important thing to me is food and healthy eating. At the tournament, the girls all ate well and their bodies sustained energy to keep them playing hard all weekend. They also adapted well to the new skills we've been working on in practice. In the past month, we have focused more on hitting and defensive cues. This weekend, Brittney and I saw a lot of effort in implementing the keys of hitting and individual defense while their serves and passes were still fairly consistent.

On Friday night the girls all gathered together to paint their nails green and white for the tournament. Saturday night we decided to have a pizza party for parents, players, and coaches in the hotel to keep morale high as we went into the next day of play. Eclipse fought hard this past weekend. I'm very proud of the girls hard work!"

Well done, everyone!