Mountain Division spikers set for more competition |

Mountain Division spikers set for more competition

Daily Staff Report

Last weekend, the Mountain Division 17s placed second in the 17-under Division III, while the Mountain 15s finished as one of the top-15 teams in the region at the RMR-Power league series.With their finishes, both teams qualified for Junior National Qualifiers April 28-30. The 17s will be traveling to Minneapolis for the Kaepa Northern Lights tourney, while the 15s will be going to competing at the Far Western Junior Qualifier. The Junior Olympic National Championships will be in Atlanta at the end of June.The Mountain 17s had their hands full this past weekend at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood. They defeated the Steamboat Springs 17s and Premier VBC of Fort Collins to earn a second seed in the playoffs. In the playoffs, the Mountain 17s beat Five Star VBC of Brighton to face the Panhandle 17s of Scottsbluff, Neb., in the finals. After several long matches en route to the finals, the exhausted Mountain 17s fell to the Panhandle 17s.Although the Mountain 15s lost all three of their matches as the Division I Regional Championships, they made some noise in the silver division playoff bracket. The Mountain 15s upset Flatirons VBC 15s before losing to Club Stellar of Colorado Springs to finish tied for 11th overall.Vail, Colorado

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