Ballhawks Put In Strong Showing At Provincials
The 15U Girls Blue Chatham Ballhawks team won silver in Division 2 Tier 1. In the Gold medal game against the Waterloo Tigers Black, the Ballhawks fell 12-25, 25-14, 12-15.
They had a strong tournament up until this point, defeating Forest City Blue 25-11, 25-16 in the semi-final, Leaside Lightning 14U (Toronto) 25-27, 27-25, 15-8 in the quarterfinals, and the Stratford Stingers 25-16, 25-21 in the round of 16. The days prior, the Ballhawks went 4-1 in pool play to finish first in their pool both days.
Pictured Above: Front Row – Celia Nogueira, Drew Davis, Emilie Newman, Fiona Van Mol, Lauren Pittuck. Back Row: Coach Cindy Pittuck, Taylor Louzon, Hannah Wheeler, Meagan Crow, Halle Brown, Leah Thompson, Camryn McDougall, Candace Newman, Coach Colin Pittuck.
The other 15U Girls White Ballahws team won gold medals in Division 5 Tier 2, finishing with a win over ACTS Elites (Orangeville) 25-11, 25-20 in the final, after beating St. Thomas in the semi-finals 25-20, 25-20, and the Simcoe Pioneer Sharks 25-5, 25-17 in the quarterfinals. They were 4-2 in pool play.
Picture Below: Front Row – Mya Van Eerd, Ava Warriner, Shytan Wauthier, Shelby Ritzer. Back Row – Coach Bev Warriner, Sadie Vanderlip, Kerrigan Jacques, Natalie Koomans, Maddy Allen, Coach Chris Lambkin.
Finally, the 14U Boys Chatham Ballhawks placed 4th in Division 1 Tier 3. The Ballhawks boys lost in the Bronze Medal Game versus the Storm Bolts (Aurora) 25-23, 10-25, 14-16. To get to the bronze game, they fell to the Niagara Rapids Legend (St. Catherines) 12-25, 19-25 in the semis, after defeating the KW Predators Black (Kitchener) 25-17, 25-17 in the quarterfinals.