Keystone Juniors 13 Black won their 3rd Gold medal of the club season bringing their season total to 4 medals. We visited the home of the Marauders at Millersville University this past Saturday. We found ourselves in the more competitive pool but were able to finish in 1st place after going 2-1 during pool play defeating Sparks Blue and Upward Stars (Delaware). Sparks Blue finished 2nd but not before putting intense pressure on Keystone as it took 32 points for our girls to become victorious in one set.
Keystone 13s put up a very solid team effort throughout the day as everyone found a way to contribute. They had outstanding play from their setters, key defensive blocks from their front row, and consistent defense from their Libero and DS.
They were led by Setter Annie Corcoran who had 15 kills, 16 Aces and 25 Assists. Annie had 7 of her kills in the Finals as she spent some of her rotations as our Outside Hitter when she moved to the front row. Setter Leighton Egan was the reason Annie was able to get those kills as Leighton finished the day with 26 Assists and had a really strong performance in the Finals.
We played Spooky Nook in the Semi Finals and won in straight sets but not without a little nail biting as we won Set 2 by the score of 27-25.
Sparks Blue was able to defeat the Number 1 seed in the other Pool setting up a rematch with our Keystone Juniors in the Finals. But our girls paced both sets with strong serving, great blocking and great defense. Caroline Kirsch had 3 of her 5 Blocks in the Finals as she also had 10 Kills on the day. Ciara Julien also had 2 Blocks in the Finals (4 total) while contributing for a total of 6 kills on the day. Vanessa Mancini also had a block and a kill in the finals as our front row really made it tough for Sparks hitters to get anything going offensively.
Payton Holdsworth had her best serving of the season as she was able to hold a lengthy serve in both sets opening up our lead and pacing us to easy victories. Julia Richter and Molly Mishinkash both had 8 Kills on the day as they are becoming two of our most consistent front row hitters. Their hitting efficiency helps give us an edge every set. But none of this could be possible without our defensive back row as Libero Julia Riley (52 digs, 6 aces and 3 kills), DS Aislin Oneill (27 digs, 2 Aces, 1 Kills) and Payton Holdsworth (25 digs, 4 Aces and 2 kills) were a very big part of our Quest for our 4th Medal and 3rd Gold of the Season. Congratulations girls! #KeystoneJuniors13sProud #keystonejuniors proud
Monday, February 11th
All Keystone Practices are cancelled for this evening due to the possible weather.
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This past Saturday (2/2/2019), our Keystone Juniors 13U visited Spooky Nook and dominated throughout the day going a perfect 11-0! They were led by setter Annie Corcoran and Middle Hitter Caroline Kirsch! Annie had a total of 50 Aces (36 assists) on the day and set the pace for us all day. Caroline (the BEAST) led all hitters with 23 Kills and a remarkable 7 Blocks on the day. Yes, that is correct, these girls are 13! That is a very admirable number of blocks for a 13U team.
Other statistics on the day for our 13 Black team: Molly Mishinkash had 11 Kills, Ciara Julien and Julia Richter had 8 Kills. Vanessa Mancini had 7 Kills. Leighton Egan had 19 assists. Julia Riley had 37 digs while Aislin Oneill and Payton Holdsworth had 17 digs each.
We played Spooky Nook in the Finals. They were the #1 seed in the other pool. They had lost only 1 set on the day. Keystone was a perfect 9-0 heading into the Finals. So often, you see a team tense up or grow tired late in the afternoon after such a successful day. But Annie Corcoran and Caroline Kirsch weren't going to let that happen! The two of them got even stronger in the Finals and made sure we earned GOLD! Annie had 11 Aces, 3 Kills and 7 Assists. Caroline had 5 Kills and 2 of her Blocks. It was Keystone Juniors 13U first medal of the season after finishing in 3rd place MLK Weekend!
|Date(s)||Name of Tournament||Location||Comments|
|1/4-6||ECP Cup||King of Prussia, PA||6pm start friday; all day sat & sun|
|1/26||Volley Like A Rockstar Girls 12 American||Competitive Edge Sports||Spectator Fee (see calendar for details)|
|2/16 & 2/17||2019 Prez Day Classic (PDC)||Competitive Edge Sports||Spectator Fee (see calendar for details)|
|3/2||Surge Girls 12 National March||Surge Volleyball Club||Spectator Fee (see calendar for details)|
|3/30||March to Spring Girls 12 National||Montgomery Community College||No Spectator Fee|
|5/4||AAU Volleyball East||Conestoga Valley High School||https://volleyballeast.com/cv_5_4_19|
|5/25-27||Happy Volley Championships||Penn State University|