NORCO 12 Black
12 Black arrived in Indy eager to experience USAV Junior Nationals. For players, parents, and coaches this was our first time at Nationals. We also added a few new players for this tournament - we felt welcomed and excited to be a part of this team. We had team dinners and hung out a lot during our down time.
Day 1 NORCO played hard. Facing the #2 ranked team in the tournament, we didn’t win but we earned 7 aces and 5 kills against the Frisco Flyers. We had very good moments and some rough ones. Day 2 brought some more success. As a team we earned 28 aces throughout the day. NORCO battled hard against Boomers 12 Black Billy (finishing 5th overall) keeping them at bay for 17 points in the first set and just trailing behind through the second set. Day 3 NORCO came out swinging, defeating Michigan Elite in 2 sets. We had 17 aces and 13 kills in that match! 12 Black played a challenge match before finishing for the day. Narrowly losing 24-26 in the first set, we fought through an injury in the second set to force a third set with Club Solano. We played really well, but we just couldn’t finish the match. In the afternoon, 13 Black started their first few games and we were there to support them. It was so exciting to see them play! Day 4, NORCO lost in a heated match against NPJ Bend. Although the 2019 season has come to an end, we have come closer as a team and had a great experience at out first USAV Junior Nationals.
#1 - Isabelle Ramer #6 - Brooke Zink
#2 - Hailey Hall #8 - Trinity Burchett
#3 - Gabriella Hebert #9 - Tatianna Staab
#4 - Annabelle Sims #10 – Kaitlin Smith
#5 - Sarah Folb #11 – Allison Nowak
Head Coach – Courtney Zimmermann Assist Coaches – Alx Bodayla