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The Chatham Ballhawks 17U girls volleyball team won provincial gold this weekend – Contributed Photo

The Chatham Ballhawks 17U girls volleyball team won gold in Division 3, Tier 1 at the Ontario Championships this past weekend in Waterloo, Ontario.

Friday in Pool Play, the Ballhawks opened 6-0 defeating the Toronto Diamonds 25-6, 25-8; Vista 25-21, 25-17; and Pegasus (Kingston) 25-16, 25-11.

After Re-pooling for Saturday’s competition, the Chatham girls faced stiffer competition, defeating EVC Heat (Pickering) 25-11, 25-16, and the Guelph Jr Gryphons Black 16u 25-22, 25-19, before falling to Toronto West 16U 25-23, 17-25, 13-15.

In Sunday’s quarterfinal against the London Sharks Great Whites, the Ballhawks needed a third set to win 25-13, 23-25, 15-10. Chatham cruised to victory in the semi-final against VC Troyka (Toronto) 25-21, 25-17.

Facing the same Guelph Jr Gryphons Black 16U team they’d defeated earlier in the tournament, Chatham again came out victorious, capturing gold with scores of 25-20, 25-13.

Pictured Above: Front Row – Riley Ellis, Morgan Davis, Reece Cowan, Madi Evereart. Back Row – Coach Jaclyn Merritt, Alexis Houston, Erica Bultje, Natalie Little, Kealy Taylor-Noah, Emily Adoranti.

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