Two more Power Leagues and two friendship tournaments again. Kudos goes out to all teams for the way you conduct yourself at the tournaments. The 12s, 15s and 18-2s received a nice mention from CEVA for their sportsmanship and officiating. And it’s good to hear the compliments from other teams, parents, coaches and officials.


Power Leagues

TEAM played solid & consistently well for almost the entire day. With an occasional front row lineup of three 5’2″ girls usually Lib/DS’s, our dependable defense & ball control allowed us to win all 3 pool play matches & our crossover giving us an opportunity to win it all. Unfortunately without our usual fire, passion or discipline, we were unable to handle a tough NCVC team. Regardless we were able to move up to Silver Division & hope we learn & grow from this experience that we MUST “Bring It” every match in order for us to give ourselves a chance to win! Great day overall & nice job girls…HIKI NO, Lezzzzzgooooo!!! 😉

16-1 The best so far
Without a doubt this was the 16-1’s best weekend of volleyball. They really have come out of their shell, and have been working hard in practice to get better. They battled all day and maintained a “scrappy” type of play all day long. This was the best so far. Now what’s next?

The 16-2’s ended on a great note on Sunday! After a few losses in the morning, they turned it around & played some great volleyball to win their last two games. Tough serves, effort, and determination led to some really fun games & a great way to finish the day!

This weekend was another grind with the 4th tournament in 5 weeks. The team was able to battle their way through the morning to set up another battle with PVC in the crossover. We’ve already played each other three times this year including an epic 36-34 set in Vegas. Although we lost out on a shot at playing for Platinum, this match was just as great going 25-23, 23-25, 13-15. Looking forward to PNQ this weekend before finally getting a couple weeks off.

18-2 had a bit of an up and down day but finished on a high note by coming back from being down 10-13 in set 3 to beat Trailsend to stay in Bronze. Dani sparked the comeback with a HUGE stuff block on Trailsend’s middle and the team fed off of that to finish out the match 15-13. Kaiao joined the team for the day to fill in for Diana who was visiting Nashville for her daughter’s 21st birthday and he and coach Suz had a great talk with the team about whatever you do, good or otherwise, own it. I think the girls are beginning to see what they ‘could’ be as the team they ‘should’ have beat last power league moved up to Gold this last week and the team we did beat in pool play this Saturday won the division. We have to strive for consistency down the stretch. These are great girls and every coach who has been on the bench with them this season just wants them to grab the brass ring


Friendship Tournaments

Another awesome weekend to be 12 (and under)! These babes had a great opportunity at the OJVA Friendship to implement some new skills and techniques they’ve been working on at practice. One thing is for sure, we can look at our bench and call upon anyone to step in and make a difference on the court. Playing next to and being cheered on by the 14’s was truly exciting and inspiring, especially as they ran through a tunnel of arms and high-fived their big sisters before their final match! With this kind of depth, faith and support, the last push to regionals is going to be one intense and fun ride up the Hiki No curve!

Such a day of growth! The team focused on playing as a T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) and proved to everyone (especially ourselves) that we are a tough team when we play as a unit. It was also awesome to see few players in different positions that they normally don’t play to show growth and potential – and understanding the importance of not getting pigeon-holed and getting out of our ‘comfort zone’.
Highlights of the day were: Hiki-No compound to share awesome time/food/love among two other teams; and both 14s team jumping into cheer for 12s first match in bracket play!

Today was a day with positive attitudes and girls having fun with the game of volleyball. Being moved around to new positions and having an open mind for change and finding success was a great accomplishment for the girls. The Growth Mindset was increasing as the focus and commitment to the skills we work on day in and day out in practice were coming together. We came out of the day with many smiles and seeing the T.E.A.M (together everyone achieves more) mentality was tremendous.