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2013 HIGHLIGHTS

2012-2013 Medals
Gold Silver Bronze
4 3 5

 
 

Beach Volleyball Silver

Kennedy McMahon & Hannah Potts take Silver
at Ashbridges Bay on June 1
while competing in 18u beach.

Breakers 16U take Silver at Canadian Nationals Volleyball Tournament

Team members include: front row (left to right) Chloe Leguard, Ryleigh Tessier, Hannah Potts, Marie-Pier Rood
back row ( left to right) Greg Kernan, Emilie Leneveu, Breanne Scheerhoorn, Jessica Kernan, Emily Hoekstra

The Breakers 16U girls volleyball team competed at The Canadian East Nationals in Sherbrooke Quebec where they played teams from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The team finished the tournament with a 6 – 3 record losing in the finals to the Vision Volleyball Club from Ontario. Each girl contributed to the team success from Emily Hoekstra and Emilie Leneveu’s net play to Breanne Scheerhoorn and Marie-Pier Rood’s attacking, Jessica Kernan’s setting, Hannah Potts digging and Ryleigh Tessier and Chloe Leguard’s defensive efforts. A great end to the season!

Thanks to Sponsors: Bill Patchett, Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and Stallwood Homes

 
 

14U Breakers Boys Capture Tier 2 Gold at Nationals Championships

(back row)Max Dickinson(asst. coach),Owen Kernan, Zachary McMahon,Brandon Wright,Noah Moelker,Chris Wieringa,Noah Dickinson, Laurie Kernan(coach), Volleyball Canada Representative (front row) Hugh Daignault, Dimitri Speksnijder, Jack Waller

 
 

Breakers Capture Silver at Provincial Championships

Team members (back row l – r) Maia Farrow, Kaylee Thistlethwaite, Breanne Scheerhoorn, Emilie Leneveu, Jessica Kernan, coach Greg Kernan
front row – Ryleigh Tessier, Marie-Pier Rood, Michelle Wark, Emily Hoekstra, Hannah Potts

The Northumberland Breakers 16U Girls travelled to Waterloo to compete in the Ontario Volleyball Associations Provincial Championships on April 13 & 14.

The Breakers entered the Championships playing their best volleyball of the season and continued their strong play throughout the weekend and advanced to the Division 1 (Tier 2) Championship game on Sunday where they faced the Cambridge Scorpions. The Breakers played well but were unable to match the Scorpions strong attack and lost in the finals 23 – 25 and 15 – 25.

The team entered the tournament ranked 25th in the province and with their excellent effort moved to 18th.

Thanks to team sponsors: Best Western Inn Cobourg, Bill Patchett, Stallwood Homes

 
 

Gold in Championship !!!!!


 
 

Gold for the 16U Breakers girls

Team members: back row (l – r) Kaylee Thistlethwaite, Breanne Scheerhoorn, Emily Leneveu, Emily Hoekstra, Jessica Kernan, coach Greg Kernan front row (l – r) Ryleigh Tessier, Michelle Wark, Maia Farrow, Marie Pier-Rood, Hannah Potts

The Northumberland Breakers 16U Girls Volleyball Team won gold in their final OVA event of the season on Saturday February 23rd at the Cobourg Community Centre. The team went undefeated all day beating teams from Casselman, Kingston, Durham, Belleville and the Ottawa region. The girls played excellent defensively competing for every point and not allowing the opposition to score on uncontested rallies. Offensively the team passed the ball exceptionally well which led to many varied attacks. The team has now medalled in the final two events of the regular season and is on a roll heading into the provincial championships!

Thanks to our sponsors: Bill Patchett, Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and Stallwood Construction
 
 

14U Boys win silver medal


The Northumberland Breakers 14U Boys travelled to Kingston on February 16th to compete in the Ontario Volleyball Association McGregor Cup. The boys worked hard all day winning 4 matches on their way to the finals against the Markham Stingers. The team was ranked 4th entering the tournament, and were awarded with a Silver Medal. Congratulations boys on your first medal of the season!
Members of the Northumberland Breakers 14U Boys team are: Dimitri Speksnijder, Ben Burnside, Noah Moelker, Owen Kernan, Hugh Daignault, Jack Waller, Brandon Wright,
Zachary McMahon, Noah Dickinson and Chris Wieringa. The team is coached by Laurie Kernan and assisted by Brandon Bouwmans and Lucas Pichl.
 
 

Gold Medal a Ticket to Championship Division

Pictured are team members (front) Amber Bisset, Jamie Rosa, Chantal Pryce, Emma Taylor, Ainsley Leguard, Zoe Cortesis, (back) Mark Essak – coach, Sarah Sheils, Laura Essak, Mackenzie McMahon, Emerrie Geddes, Erin Rutherford, Andrew Mamajek –coach.

The Northumberland Breakers 15U Girls used home court advantage at the CCC to come out on top of the Ontario Volleyball Association Trillium Division McGregor Cup on Saturday, February 9th. The Gold Medal match saw the Breakers best Peterborough Thunder 25-21, 21-25, 15-4 to get the Gold Medal and move up to the Championship Division for the next tournament in March.
 
 

Northumberland Breakers Volleyball Boys U18 team wins Gold Medal in Silver Division at 2013 Rochester Can-Am Volleyball Tournament on Jan 19-20 weekend.

Photo: Back: Coach Gord Ley, Kyler Woodburne, Lucas Pichl, Andrew Dube, Brett Whitley, Blake Scheerhoorn, Ryan Sagermann, Nelson Ramsay, Asst Coach Brian Woodburne, Front: Ethan Baron, Mark Wikkerink, Forrest Chalovich.

 
 
Breakers 18u Boys teams headed south of the border for a great week-end of volleyball. The boys played against some of the best teams from both countries and after 2 days and a lot of hard work from everyone they came home with a Gold Medal in the Silver Division. Congratulations boys on a great start to the New Year!
 

Bronze Medal for 14U Breaker Girls in Peterborough


 
 

18U Breaker girls bring back the Gold

 
 
 

Silver Medal for 16U Breaker Girls at CCC


 
 

Bronze Medal for 17U Breaker Girls in Ottawa

(front, from left) Emily Hacker, Dani Carmichael, Kennedy McMahon, Hannah Potts; (back) coach Patti Ley, Leah Patterson, Meghan Egan, Breanne Scheerhoorn, Alexa Whetung, Jessica Kernan and assistant coach Greg Kernan.

 Playing in its second tournament of the indoor volleyball season, the Northumberland Breakers 17U girls team competed at the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Challenge Cup in Ottawa on Saturday.

Northumberland entered the tournament seeded second.

During pool play, the Breakers lost 25-17, 25-15 to the Maverick Trailblazers from Ottawa. They won their next game against Fusion Purple, also from Ottawa, 25-22, 25-22. The results from those two games had the Breakers tied for second place in their pool.

During the playoff round, the Breakers played their first game against the Peterborough Thunder and earned a decisive victory 25-9, 25-13 to advance to the semifinals.

In the semifinal game, they played the Maverick Outlaws from Ottawa. The Breakers lost the first set 26-24, won the second 25-10 and ultimately lost the tie-breaking third set 15-13.

Northumberland still had a shot at the bronze medal and faced the Northern Chill from Sudbury. The Breakers won the first set 25-21, lost the second 26-24 and won the deciding set 15-10.
 

 

Silver Medal for 15U Breaker Girls in Peterborough

Team Members: Front: Jamie Rosa, Ainsley Leguard, Zoe Cortesis, Chantal Pryce, Amber Bisset. Back: Mark Essak (coach), Emma Taylor, Erin Rutherford, Mackenzie McMahon, Emerrie Geddes, Sarah Sheils, Laura Essak, Andrew Mamajek (coach), Lynne Sheils (manager).

 
With one tournament under their belts the Northumberland Breakers 15U Girls travelled to Peterborough on Saturday for their regional OVA Provincial Cup tournament with an eye on a medal. Several teams from their November tournament at the CCC would be there and the Breakers were seeded third. The girls narrowly missed out on a medal in their first event after losing the semi-final by two points in the third game and then losing the bronze medal to DRVC Orange, seeded one spot above the Breakers this time, also in three games.
 
The morning started out with a tough match against a strong Markham Stingers 14U team playing up a division. The match went three games with the Stingers prevailing 15-13 in the third. After watching the Markham team beat the host Thunder the Breakers took to the court and also beat the Thunder by scores of 25-19 and 25-22. This set up a quarter-final match with DRVC Orange to start the afternoon play.
 
The Breakers and DRVC were well acquainted having played each other twice during the last tournament and more recently having played an exhibition match over the holidays. With a one and one record going into the match both teams knew it would be competitive. On the line was a semi-final match with the number one seed, Durham Attack Red.
The match didn’t disappoint the fans with close games of 25-20 for the Breakers and 26-24 for DRVC setting up a third game to decide the outcome. The score was close throughout the game with the Breakers pulling away at the end to win 15-11 putting them into the medal round again.
 
The semi-final match against the Attack started out a close one but DA pulled away to win the first game 25-17. The Breakers kept the second game closer and after several tense moments the Breakers prevailed 26-24 and then carried the momentum they pick up into the third game winning 15-6 and taking the match. This guaranteed the Breakers a medal but they would have to beat the 14U Stingers to get gold and the Stingers hadn’t dropped a match all day.
The Breakers played their best and with every player seeing some action the Stingers were too strong and took the gold medal with scores of 25-20 and25-13. At the end of the day the Breakers were proud of their silver medal and look forward to their next tournament in February.
 
 

Breakers 15U Boys Take Bronze at OVA Challenge Cup

 
 
 
On Saturday, January 12 the Breakers 15U Boys travelled to Ottawa to compete in the Ontario Volleyball Association Challenge Cup. The day started well with a confident victory over Kingston Pegasus winning the match in 2 straight sets, 25-13, 25-15. It was a good start to a day that would have its ups and downs with the team showing a balanced attack, confident serving and contributions from everyone on the squad.
 
The next match was against a surprisingly strong Markham Wasps whose skills belied their 7th place tournament ranking. The Breakers fell to the feisty Wasps in 2 straight sets, 25-14, 27-25. This loss put the Breakers in a tough spot to get a more favourable draw in the playoffs since they now faced the Markham Stingers to finish off their round-robin play. The Stingers lived up to their no 2 ranking by handing the Breakers their second loss for the day as they dropped them in 2 sets, 25-15, 25-19.
 
The Breakers took advantage of a break to prepare for their quarter final match against the STVC Thunder. Fresh from a Pre-quarter match victory, the Thunder roared to an early lead going ahead by 6 points. The Breakers were left playing catchup and although they settled into a better groove they found themselves facing a 21-12 deficit. The Breakers then got the serve back and Riley Wolters of Trenton went on a 13 point serving spree and led the team to a surprising 25-22 first set victory. In the second set the Thunder rallied back to take an equalizing victory 25-22. This led to the deciding 3rd set which the Breakers handled confidently by a score of 15-10.
 
After this exciting, hard-fought match the Breakers had to now face the Markham Stingers again in a semi-final to decide who would go on to the Gold Medal match. The Stingers dominated with physical play defeating the Breakers 25-8, 25-17. Undeterred, the Breakers prepared to take on the tournament hosts the Maverick Wildcards in the Bronze medal match. In spite of the recent loss, the Breakers played with confidence and dealt the Wildcards a 2-0 set defeat with scores of 25-19 and 25-20 to take home their first piece of tournament hardware this season.
 
A great result from a total team effort that only serves to increase the team’s confidence for future success.

 
 

 
 

16U girls capture Gold at the Markham Stingers 17U Invitational Tournament on November 17th


 

 

2012 HIGHLIGHTS

Northumberland Breakers 18U Boys Team got Bronze at the Provincial


 
 

Gold for the 18U Boys

Back Row left to right: Coach Gord Ley, Andrew Dube, Adam Strickland, Harrison Wood, Blake Scheerhoorn, Brandon Bouwmans, Lucas Pichl, Mark Wikkerink, Lowell Hannam, Assistant Coach Ross Dube,
Middle Row left to right: Assistant Coach Bobby Olympia, Jake Gray, Bryn Ramsay, Zachary Jilesen, Kyler Woodburne
Front Row left to right: Trey Olympia, Tum Abel
Absent Assistant Coach Brian Woodburne, Brett Whitley

 

Northumberland Breakers 17U Boys Team got Silver at the Provincial

Northumberland Breakers 17U Boys team – Definition of success
April 13, 14, 15, 2012 – RIM Park, Kitchener, Ontario

How does one define success? For the Northumberland Breakers Boys 17U team it is coming into the Ontario Provincial Championships and going home with a medal. Or is it putting in a lot of hard work and coming out second in the province. Or is it improving each individual’s skills and becoming a better player at the end of the long season. Or is it simply competing against the best of the best in the province and gaining their respect at the end of competition.

Read more

The 17U Boys Gold Medal Finals is now available on SSN Canada’s website.

Gold Medal Final Game

17U Boys All Stars at the 15U/17U Ontario Championships

  • Blake Scheerhoorn, Northumberland Breakers
  • Brett Whitley, Northumberland Breakers

18U Boys All Stars at the 14U/18U and 16U boys Ontario Championships

  • Blake Scheerhoorn, Northumberland Breakers


Bronze for the 17U Boys

The 17u boys went to their first Premier Division Tournament in Kingston on March 3rd and came home with a bronze medal. The boys played at the top level in their division and proved that this is where they belong.
Next up Provincials!

Gold for the 17U Boys

Back Row left to right: Coach Gord Ley, Mark Wikkerink, Brett Whitley, Andrew Dube, Blake Scheerhoorn, Kyler Woodburne, Lucas Pichl,
Assistant Bryn Ramsay, Assistant Coach Ross Dube, Absent Assistant Coach Brian Woodburne
Front Row left to right: Brad Crain, Lowell Hannam

They won a gold medal this past weekend in Keswick. This medal advances the boys to the Premier Division.
The medal came as a result of solid play by the entire team.
 

 

Breakers U14 Boys won Silver at Home

Back Row: Assistant Coach John Semplonius, Ewan Mireault, Noah Geens, Brayden Stoffers, Riley Wolters, Joel Semplonius, Chris McShane, Coach Marc Mireault
Front Row: Drew Harrigan, Matthew Tedford, Kristian Paschalis Missing from the photo is Trent Clapperton

 

Northumberland Breakers 18U Girls Team got Silver at the National

As for input from the season from the coaching perspective … for me, it was fun to see some of the girls in their final year that have been with the club since they were youngsters – Cindy Lang & Heather Behan – I think I coached them in our first year as a club when they were 12U! So, that was special to see how they have developed over the years and how the Breakers has been a big part of their growing up years.

It was also satisfying to see the team improve on their record from last year. To come middle of the pack in the province and the country – from a small town with all local girls – except Rachel and Amy – is an accomplishment in the girls division where it is highly competitive.

Also, the girls seemed to get along well and support each other for the most part – no drama. The best part was seeing you guys fight hard and get balls that I know you would not have even tried for earlier in the year. You played better at the provinicals and nationals than you had all year. That is how it should be and it was satisfying to see you do that.

The other nice suprise was how the parents (and athletes) showed their gratitude and support of the coaches. Again, that is how it should be but often isn’t. It makes the effort worthwhile when the parents and athletes recognize coaching efforts.
 
From Patti

  
 


Winners of the Bronze Division

in the

2012 VolleyFX Winter Challenge tournament

in Rochester, NY

 

Silver for the 18U Girls

left to right in back – Amy Parker, Olivia Bowman, Courtney Pryce, Heather Behan, Rachel Ryan, Cindy Lang, Patti Ley (Coach)
left to right in front – Maddie Maillet, Anna Brogan, Monique Sheehan, Courtney Crossey, Nina Vahamaki (Captain)

This is the 18U girls Breakers team. For most of them it is their last year of playing with the Breakers and they were thrilled to win a silver medal in the Championship Division in their new ‘home’ of the CCC last Saturday.

This is the second time they have medalled in Championship Division this season. They played very well to beat the Clarington Grizzlies in the crucial cross over match then came from behind to beat Pegasus from Kingston to earn a spot in the Gold Medal match.

In that match they were defeated by the Diamonds – a team from Toronto. The Diamonds were strong and there were scouts from Syracuse and Columbia University present.

 

Northumberland Breakers U18 Girls take Bronze in OVA Action in Barrie on Saturday, December 10, 2011

  Breakers 18U Girls Provincial Cup - Championship East

Top left:  Head Coach Patti Ley, Amy Parker, Cindy Lang, Heather Behan, Courtney Pryce, Olivia Bowman, Rachel Ryan, Maddie Maillet
Front left: Monique Sheehan, Nina Vahamaki, Anna Brogan, Alex Stewart, Courtney Crossey  Absent: Assistant Coach Gord Ley

 

In Breaker’s pool play, the girls fought valiantly against Ottawa Fusion, Phenix and the Orillia Suns.  They opened up the day strongly against Ottawa Fusion but were not able to secure a win. Although they split against their next two opponents, they placed third in their pool.   This pitted the girls against a tough opponent – Sudbury Northern Chill. The Breakers turned up the heat and defeated the Chill in an exciting match they won in straight sets.

At the same time, Fusion also won their cross over match.  This meant the Breakers would have to defeat Fusion this time for a chance at the Gold Medal round.  This was not to be but the Breakers left some gas in the tank to go on and defeat the Georgian Cubs from Barrie and clinch the bronze medal in a decisive manner – 25-19, 25-18.

This medal means that the girls have earned the right to continue to compete in the Championship division for the next OVA tournament.

Standing L-R Coach Patti Ley, Maddie Maillet, Renee Smith, Olivia Bowman, Emily Hacker, Sydney Leguard, Courtney Koomen
on floor L-R Kennedy McMahon, Monique Sheehan.

A group of 16U and 17U girls recently put together a team and entered into an OVA 17U tournament at the Royal Military College in Kingston and came away with a Bronze Medal.

Gold for the 16Ugirls

Back Row: Sydney Waller, Renee Smith, Monica Closs, Sydney Leguard, Emily Hacker, Leah Patterson, Brian Bruce
(Head coach)
Front Row: Megan Egan, Courtney Koomen, Kennedy McMahon, Dani Carmichael,

On November 19th, the Northumberland Breakers 16U Girls Volleyball Team took home gold
in the 16U Girls Provincial Cup Trillium F tournament in Trenton.
This was the first tournament of the season,
and the girls played hard to beat teams from Peterborough and Ottawa.

GREAT START


Northumberland Breakers 15U Girls had a busy volleyball weekend. They spent Saturday and Sunday at two different tournaments.The team travelled to Scarborough on Sat, Nov 12th to compete in the Titans Invitational. 

With new players, new lineups and new positions the team of 11 girls played 6 matches and finished the day in 4th. They really came together as a team and demonstrated what they are capable of.  Excellent volleyball all around. This was just a warm up to the tournament they had lined up for the next day.

They travelled to Woodbridge for the Markham Stingers Invitational on Sun, Nov 13th.  Here, with the full team of 12 girls, they  finished first in their pool and went on to win the silver medal.
A great start and a great warm up for the OVA season which starts Nov 26th. It was a great weekend of volleyball, fun and team building.

Awesome job Breakers!!!

Cobourg Police Association Breakers ‘Golden Girls’ Again

Front: Laura Essak, Emma Taylor, Mackenzie Stokes, Hannah Pybus, Sarah Sheils. Middle: Mark Essak (coach), Jamie Rosa, Ainsley Leguard, Emma Flewell, Bessie Hodder-Olivera, Amber Bisset, Andrew Mamajek (coach). Back: Aleks Steins, Chantal Pryce.

After competing with the top teams in the Province last month the Northumberland 14U Cobourg Police Association Breakers were back in their regional tournament last weekend as the first seed. Competing at Regiopolis Notre Dame in Kingston against teams from Ottawa, Kingston, Durham and Northumberland the girls were hoping for a repeat of the December tournament and another gold medal.

Round robin play saw the Breakers defeat two local teams in straight sets setting up a quarter-final match against their club mates the Van Vark Electric Breakers. All the girls on both teams were eager for this match, the first meeting of the teams in tournament play!

The match was a close one with the C.P.A. Breakers finishing on top 25-16, 25-23. This was the closest any team came to beating the C.P.A. Breakers at this tournament as they went on to defeat Ottawa Maverick Revolvers 25-20, 25-19 in the semi-final and then Kingston Pegasus Nitro 25-12, 25-22 in the final earning the girls their second gold medal of the season.

Next up, the Provincials Championships in Waterloo where the C.P.A. Breakers hope to compete in the top division.

 

Chantal Pryce of the Cobourg Police Association Breakers looks on as Amber Bisset passes the ball during the Gold Medal match. 

C.P.A. Breakers Golden for the First Time

(front) Aleksandra Steins, Amber Bisset, (middle) Chantal Pryce, Hannah Pybus, Ainsley Leguard, Jamie Rosa,
(back) Coach Mark Essak, Laura Essak, Bessie Hodder-Olivera, Sarah Sheils, Mackenzie Stokes, Emma Taylor, Emma Flewell, Coach Andrew Mamajek.

 

Playing in front of a home crowd was a definite boost for the Cobourg Police Association Northumberland Breakers 14U Girls as they topped all 10 teams in the Ontario Volleyball Association Challenge Cup (Zone F) on Saturday taking home the gold medal!

Competing against teams from Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough and Oshawa as well as their sister team, the Van Vark Electric Breakers stretched the girls to their limits as both the semi-final and the gold medal match went three games.

The day started well for the C.P.A. Breakers as they handily won their first two matches 25-15, 17 against the Kingston Cats and 25-10, 16 against the Kingston Pegasus Wings. Strong serving was the key to winning both matches.

The third match of the day saw the Breakers pitted against a higher seed, the Ottawa Maverick Revolvers. Dropping the first game 22-25 the girls rebounded with a stronger effort and took the second game 25-12 placing the team tops in their pool and earning a bye to the quarter-finals that afternoon.

After a quick win over Ottawa Fusion Purple 25-12, 13 the Breakers were in the medal round and up against some stiff competition. The semi-final saw the girls take the first set off Peterborough Thunder 25-17 before dropping the second to a refocused Thunder 15-25. In the deciding third set the Breakers started quick and kept the lead earning a berth in the gold medal match with a 15-9 victory.

Making the final accomplished the goal the team had set for itself at the start of the day – get a medal. Now the only detail left to decide was whether the first medal for this team in OVA competition would be gold or silver.

From the start of the final it was evident the Breakers wanted gold. They served well, passed well and played defense well taking the first set 25-12 from the Ottawa Maverick Gold Diggers. Another set won and the girls would not only get gold but would also move up to the top Division in the province for their next tournament. Starting the second set the Gold Diggers showed they weren’t giving up and taking charge they took the second set 25-21. With momentum on the side of the Ottawa team it was imperative that the Breakers start well in the deciding set of the day. And that they did, riding a quick start to a 15-5 win and the gold medal.

Both the athletes and their supporters were tired but happy after a long day of volleyball. With Christmas around the corner the Breakers next see OVA action in early February, hopefully at home again at the CCC.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS

Tyler Scheerhoorn, 2011 Ken Davies Memorial Award Recipient

The Ken Davies Memorial Award is presented annually at the Ontario Championships to a male Youth Division athlete who best demonstrates the qualities of determination, leadership, athletic ability, sportsmanship and fair play.  OVA Past-President, Brenda Willis, was on hand to present Scheerhoorn with his Award.

Described as ‘a coach’s dream,’ both as a player and captain, Scheerhoorn led his high school team to their first OFSAA Championship ever. Scheerhoorn is also an honours student who will serve as valedictorian of his graduating class.  He also maintains a part-time job and still he has an unwavering work ethic, as well as tremendous focus and drive to improve and excel when it comes to volleyball.

He has also played both provincial and national beach volleyball and was a member of Team Ontario Indoor last summer, competing in the National Team Challenge Cup.  This year’s recipient went on to be one of only three high school students in Ontario to be selected to receive Quest for Gold carding by the Provincial body.

Scheerhoorn, a true ambassador of the sport, gives back to his elementary school by running volleyball clinics for 10-13 year old students, passing on not only his skill but also his love for the game.

Congratulations Tyler!

 

‘AMAZING 8’ Win Gold at Provincial Championships

16U Girls Strike GOLD!

This past weekend the Northumberland Breakers 16U Girls team travelled to Waterloo for the Ontario Provincial Games.  Going into this tournament the girls were seeded 4th out of 24 teams in Division 2.

On the first day of the tournament the girls played Tigers Red (Waterloo).  The Breakers easily beat this team 25-10, 25-14.  Next they played DRVC Orange (Whitby).  The girls lost the first game 22-25, won the second 25-17 and lost the tie breaker 13-15.  Next the team played Stingrays Whip (Richmond Hill).  The Breakers won the first game 25-13, lost the second 22-25 and won the tie breaker 15-11.  These results landed them second in their  pool.  It was important to place 1st or 2nd in the preliminary games to stay in Tier 1.  The team wanted to play in the higher tier to have a more competitive weekend of volleyball.

Saturday April 16 was the Power Pools.  The Breakers played the Cambridge Hawks (Cambridge) and beat them 27-25, lost the second game 24-26 and won the tie breaker 16-14.  Next the girls played West Elgin Warriors (Wallace town).  The Breakers beat them in two straight sets 25-22, 25-20.  Next they played MVC (Hamilton).  The girls won the first game 25-21, lost the second game 21-25 and also lost the tie breaker 9-15.  At the end of the day these results landed the Breakers 1st in their Power Pool.  This was very important because the first place teams from all the power pools advance right into the Quarter Finals in the playoffs.

Sunday April 17 was the Playoffs.  The first match had the Breakers playing Toronto West (Mississauga).  The Breakers easily beat this team 25-11, 25-15.  This win advanced them to the semi-finals.  Next they played Ottawa Fusion Red (Ottawa).  The girls beat this team 25-20, 25-21 (this game the Fusion had us 12-2 but the girls rallied back and took the game).  This win guaranteed the girls a medal.  The Gold/Silver medal match had the Breakers matched against Pegasus (Kingston).  The girls were so focused.  They wanted the Gold and the Silver wasn’t going to be good enough.  The Breakers beat this team in two straight games 25-15, 25,21.  They dug up some amazing balls, the passing was great, the blocking was timed perfectly and the hits were strong.

The girls had an amazing weekend.  They look forward to attending the National Championships in Sherbrook, Quebec next month.