U-12 spikers defend crown | VailDaily.com

U-12 spikers defend crown

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Your U-12’s include Becca Hughes, Ande Brill, Katherine Fontanese, Dana Hedrick, Elaine Prewitt, Lauren Schmidt and Kelsey Plath .

“We sent a good message to the other teams in the U-12 division that the title will be a tough one for this scrappy little mountain team to give up,” said coach Margie Plath. “We are a formidable team and we have lots of pluses and are really balanced.”

That balance was evident in last Sunday’s sweep of the division. The key to the team’s success was its serving, which was on target all weekend.

“They could have given into the pressure,” said Plath “They lost the first game against Nike by two points and ended up turning up the volume to win the next two games. It was amazing how they pulled together to answer the challenge and take the victory. It has been like that all season and these young ladies have shown so much heart and determination.

“Although it feels really great to have the title, we still have one tournament left this weekend and the Regional Playoffs in April. We can’t get off track now, not after all this. We have to keep going.”

The team is coached by Margie Plath, Jenny Colton and Kristin Rodrick. The girls practice two times a week and scrimmages the U-13’s and U14’s teams on a weekly basis.

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