MN Teams at Las Vegas Classic | Day One Recap
Minnesota teams made a statement on day one of the Las Vegas Classic as the four teams competing in 18 Open and 17 Open divisions went undefeated and advanced in Group 1 play. Three additional teams in 18 Club and…
Minnesota teams made a statement on day one of the Las Vegas Classic as the four teams competing in 18 Open and 17 Open divisions went undefeated and advanced in Group 1 play. Three additional teams in 18 Club and 17 Club also completed a perfect day one. The following information represents results across all divisions with Minnesota-based teams competing.
MN Select 18-1, the tournament’s #4 seeded team overall, blitzed through their day one schedule with three 2-0 matches and a whopping 2.3438 point ration. They defeated Club Cactus 18 Mizuno, Delta Valley 18-1, and OJVA 18-2 Blue. M1 181 also went 3-0 without dropping a set. They defeated Rimrock 18-1 National, Empire Mizuno 18-1, and Rebels 18. Both teams hold their seed into day two and are among Group 1 teams still in contention for the Gold bracket.
MN Select 18-2 swept day one pool play three consecutive 2-0 victories. They advance to Round 2 as the top seed in Pool 19. Kokoro 18-1 also swept their day one schedule dropping only one set on their way to a 3-0 record. There third match of the day was an intense affair as Kokoro needed an extra set to close out the win 25-20, 24-26, 22-20. After splitting their first two matches, M1 182 lost a tough three-set contest that dropped them to third in their day one pool.
Like their 18-1 counterparts, MN Select 17-1 and M1 171 both went 3-0 on day one. Select defeated Central Cal Gold 17-1, WVBA 17 Adidas, and 915 17 Gil. M1 defeated Main Beach 17 Travel, Leaside 17, and CPA Xtreme 17 Elite. M1 moves into Round 2 as the second seed in Pool 8, while Select is the second seed in Pool 9. Following Round 2 pool play, some teams will be seeded into Challenge matches to determine playoff bracket positioning.
M1 172 saw a great start to their tournament as they finished day one with a 3-0 record sweeping Academy 17 Gold, Infinity 17, and Whatcom Impact VBC 16. After opening the tournament as the third seed in Pool 6, they now assume the 6th overall seed as the top team in Pool 6 at the start of Round 2.
M1 161 finished day one with a 1-2 record. Their lone victory came over Columbia Jrs 16-1 Black. They lost to ID Crush 16 Nat Armuth and the pool’s top seed, APEX1 16-A1Black. They will remain in Group 1 and advance to Sunday as the fourth seed in Pool 3.
Tournament schedules and results can be found here, provided by Advanced Event Systems.