The 17U Sundogs travelled to Calgary for their first tournament of the year. The 17U/18U ACE tournament featured 16 teams.
The opening match against Drumheller saw the Sundogs coming out strong, winning 25-5, 25-16. The second and third matches resulted in similar wins over ACE – Hearts Black 25-14, 25-9 and ACE – Spades Red 25-13, 25-14.
After three back-to-back matches the Sundogs had a break before taking on STAVC 18U – St. Albert which ended in a tight battle 25-18, 23-25, 10-8 (modified 3rd game set to 10). With that quarter-final win, the girls went up against the 17U Calgary Lions.
Another 3-set game win, 25-19, 23-25, 11-9, saw the Sundogs heading to the final against a very tall ACE Silver 18U team.
The ACES put up big blocks and hard serves which turned out to be too much for the Sundogs to overcome as they dropped the final 19-25, 16-25 to take home 2nd place. The Sundogs are back in action next weekend in Regina for the QCVC Elite tournament.
Coaches of the Ace include Darren Lehmann, Shawn Fraser and Kendra Lehmann.