A provincial push for Chill 14U girls
by Randy Pascal
The Northern Chill 14U Girls were not about to get cheated in their trip to the OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) Provincials earlier
this month. Highlighted by a classic 34-36 loss to the northern rival West Nipissing Wild in game two, the Chill would manage to squeeze in seven
matches over the course of three days, almost half of which were decided in a third set.
The tone was set early as the Sudbury girls went to the limit and beyond in their opening game, falling 28-30, 14-25 to the Sarnia Bridges Thunder
Storm. The Chill then survived the marathon set with the Wild, recording a hard fought 25-18, 34-36, 15-9 win, before closing out day one with a 25-18,
25-20 triumph over the Kawartha Krushers from Lindsay and area.
The team kicked off day two with a nice display of resiliency, storming from behind to defeat the Northumberland Breakers Elite 20-25, 25-23,
15-8, handed their second loss of the weekend a few hours later courtesy of the Scarborough Titans Nemesis 13U crew, 21-25, 18-25.
Day two would conclude with a tough 25-11, 18-25, 12-15 setback at the hands of the Ottawa Maverick Desperadoes, followed by one final loss on
Sunday morning, 19-25, 12-25 versus the Markham Revolution Fusion.
The competition marked the opening weekend of the month-long OVA Provincial Tournaments, with the remaining Chill teams all heading off to
Kitchener-Waterloo some time during the month of April.
The 2016-2017 edition of the Northern Chill 14U girls team included Kyla Parsons, Emily Ayotte, Maggy Davidson, Fyscher McQueen, Josée Beauchamp,
Julianna Toppazzini, Elizabeth Hughes, Danielle Stinson, Jorja Bast, Faith Charbonneau, Danika Osterberg and Sydney Nicholls, as well as coaches
Eric Bacon and John Peacock.