MN Teams Find Success at Triple Crown on Opening Day
A few NCR Minnesota teams are competing in Salt Lake City at the premier Triple Crown Volleyball National Invitational Tournament. Minnesota teams found some early success and advance to day two in contention to stay among the elite teams in…
A few NCR Minnesota teams are competing in Salt Lake City at the premier Triple Crown Volleyball National Invitational Tournament. Minnesota teams found some early success and advance to day two in contention to stay among the elite teams in their respective divisions.
MN Select 16-1 completed the day with a 3-0 record following an exciting day of competition. As the third seed in Pool E, Select battled through all three matches to emerge as the top team from the pool. Their first match versus Texas Image 16 Mizuno Ray, the tournament’s #5 overall seed, Select came back from a 0-1 set deficit to force a third set in which the prevailed 18-16. Match two pitted Select against Vision 16 Gold and resulted in a straight set 2-0 victory. With the day one perfect record on the line, Select took on Upward Stars Upstate 16 Andrew and pulled off their second three-set win with another 18-16 win in the final frame.
Both MN Select 15-1 and M1 151 enjoyed an undefeated day one as each won their three-team pools leading to a final crossover match to wrap up the evening. With 2-0 crossover victories each, both teams will start day two with a second crossover that will keep them on course for the championship round. Select defeated Vegas Aces 15 Under Armour to move forward, while M1 beat Tribe 15 Elite Dean.
MN Select 14-1 had a successful first day finishing with a 2-1 record. As the second seed in Pool K, they end the day in the same position heading into Round 2. Consecutive 2-0 wins over Club GSL 14-1 and Northern Nevada Jrs 14-1 led to a third match with the pool title on the line. Vegas Aces 14 Under Armour was the opponent and the victor with a 25-22, 25-15 win. Select enters Round 2 as the top seed in Pool 2.
Tournament schedules and results can be found here, provided by Advanced Event Systems.