Avalanche 14’s win regional championship
This is the second regional championship for four returning players – Sarah Simmons, Sydney Nichols, Britney Brown and Allie O’Connor.
The team, coached by Tammy Vanwyk and Chris Webb, defeated the Flex VBC 14’s, 25-20, 25-17, and the Morgan County Jr. 14’s, 25-18, 25-17.
The final match in pool play was against the other undefeated team in the field – Pikes Peak. The Avalanche lost the first game, 25-18, but the girls rallied and crushed Pikes Peak 25-14 in the second behind strong serving and a service run by O’Connor.
In the third game, the Avs were down 11-6 when Nichols served nine-straight points for a 15-11 win.
In the championship match against Power Plays 14’s from Laramie, Wyo., the Avalanche lost the first game, 25-22. The team came back and won the next two games convincingly 25-18 and 15-9.
Members of the team include Molly Anderson, Brown, Della Elich, Kendra Havlik, Nichols, O’Connor, Nicole Penwill and Simmons.
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