Middle Park 14s Take First Place in volleyball tournament
May 3, 2009
The Middle Park 14s Volleyball Club recently traveled to Colorado Springs for the regional Division 3 tournament. With only seven girls able to make the trip (Laura Billington was out with a knee injury) they knew they had their work cut out for them.
The girls went into the tournament ranked 8th, which meant they had to play the 1st-ranked team. The first match went to 3 games, but the girls were able to come out on top. After the first match the girls lost another player, leaving them with only 6 to continue in the tournament. Coach Nikki Guerrieri went into the next match with an empty bench.
The girls fought hard and were able to win in 3 games. The team went into the championship match having to play a team that had beaten them twice before. Middle Park had determination written all over their faces. The first game was tough, but Middle Park was able to pull it out and the second game went the same way. A parent from Middle Park overheard a parent from the other team saying, “Middle Park is like the little engine that could.”
The parents and team members would like to thank Coach Guerrieri, Harlan and Wes, Becky Stensvad and all the other people who helped out this year.