The Lady Bears 7th grade B volleyball team (7B) took the York Junior High 2018 Volleyball Tournament by storm on Saturday September 29th. 7B won their first match against Schultz (game 1: 25-10 and game 2: 25-19). Madison Saldana led the match serving 9 points and acing 7 points, Emerson Cykoski made her first hitting kill of the season, and Summer Cosman won points with her awesome serves.
In match 2, 7B experienced their most competitive game of the season. Multiple points featured long volley rounds between the Lady Bears and Oak Hills Junior High. Thanks to Saldana, Anna Sorensen, and Kylie Murphy's serves; Cassie Cleveland and Murphy's saves; and Carissa Thelen and Kayla Hall's middle front blocks, tips, and kills, 7B beat Oak Hills in game one 25-16 and game two 25-19.
After winning their first two matches 7B earned their spot in the championship game against York Junior High. Cleveland, Murphy, Cykoski, and Olivia Renfro showed incredible hustle that saved several points from being lost. Thelen and Hall played the best game of the day, each with several hits and saves. Kailani Cromack handle the pressure of serving during the final points in game two like a pro. 7B defeated York in the first game 25-10 and in the second game 25-16, taking home the big "W" with 1st place!!
The 7B all-star for the tournament was Michele Salas. Salas gave her all every game, making instrumental saves every game. Salas scored points throughout the day with her hits and serves. More impressive than her play, Salas bolstered 7B's spirits with her positive, calm direction and encouragement.