Ballhawks Enjoy Golden Weekend
The Ballhawks’ 13U Girls-Blue team won gold in Windsor at the 13U Girls Bugarski Cup, while the 16U Boys took gold in Waterloo at the 16U Boys McGregor Cup.
The 13U girls went 9-3 overall beating Sky Volley Blue (Windsor) 2-0 and falling 1-2 to LVC Fire (London) in pool play. In the quarterfinals, the Ballhawks ousted their fellow Chatham Ballhawks White team 25-6, 25-14. In the semifinals, Chatham played LS Great Whites (London) winning 25-21, 24-26, 15-8 before beating Sky Volley White (Windsor) 25-13, 25-14 in the final.
Pictured above: Front Row – Chloe Degelas, Eleni Babalis. Middle Row – Sophie Jubenville, Ellen Sutherland, Ava Van Horn, Taryn DeCook. Back Row – Susan Dieleman (Coach), Aidann Dieleman, Sydney Smith, Lauren Griffioen, Danielle Barr (Coach).The 16U Boys struggled in Pool Play losing 0-2 to Thundercats Legacy and 0-2 to KW Predators.
Facing Sky Volley Nitro (Windsor) in the quarterfinals, the Ballhawks boys found their groove winning 25-11, 19-25, 15-9 to advance them to the semifinals against the Oakville Thunder Blue, who they beat 25-17, 18-25, 15-9 to advance to the finals.
Facing the Thundercats Legacy (Richmond Hill) in the final, Chatham won a nailbiter match 19-25, 25-22, 15-13 to take gold.
Pictured at right: Front Row – Alex Chickowski, Kaden Reid, Carter Pittuck, Sebastian Moreno, Turner Lessard, Jake Thatcher. Back Row – Todd Hamaguchi (Coach), Hunter Hoskins, Tyler Canniff, Liam Cobb, Nolan Haight, Owen DenBrinker, Jack Spicer, Colin Pittuck (Coach).
The Chatham Ballhawks 16U Girls team also won a bronze this weekend in Georgetown at the 16U Girls McGregor Cup.
Chatham opened with a 2-1 win versus Markham Unity Fierce a 1-2 loss to Ancaster Lions Safari in pool play. In the quarterfinals against LVC Scorch (London), Chatham won 25-19, 25-22.
In the semi-finals however, the Ballhawks fell to Titans Menace (Scarborough) 16-25, 25-17, 13-15 before winning the bronze medal match against Ancaster Lions 25-23, 16-25, 16-14.
Pictured Below: Front Row – Lauryn Lahey, Ela Bos, Jayden Jefferson, Kenzie Lahey. Back Row – Cory Lahey (Coach), Maddie Swayze, Marcy Shaw, Gabby Arbour, Lauren Garrow, Jordan Nicholson, Jen Lahey (Coach).