17U Recap at the Midwest JVA Challenge
Minnesota recruit McKenna Wucheren (3) of Milwaukee Sting 15 Gold, goes up for an attack against the block of Tyza Hoos (74, Waverly) and Baylie Shearer (47, Gretna) of VCNebraska 17 Black in the quarterfinals of the 17U championship bracket.…
Minnesota recruit McKenna Wucheren (3) of Milwaukee Sting 15 Gold, goes up for an attack against the block of Tyza Hoos (74, Waverly) and Baylie Shearer (47, Gretna) of VCNebraska 17 Black in the quarterfinals of the 17U championship bracket. (Photo by Berk Brown).
Milwaukee Sting 15 Gold might have been the youngest team in the 17U division at the JVA Midwest Challenge in Des Moines over the weekend but it sure didn’t play like it, especially against teams from Nebraska.
The kids from Brew Town knocked off VCNebraska 17 Black in three sets in the championship quarterfinals Sunday morning and then followed that up with another three-set win over VCNebraska 16 Elite in the semifinals. Sting’s run finally came to an end in the championship match where Adrenaline 17 ROX won the title in straight sets.
Despite the loss to Sting, it was a good day for VCNebraska 16 Elite, which defeated Kairos Elite 17 Adidas 25-23, 20-25, 17-15 in the first round of the championship bracket and then upset top-seeded Nebraska Juniors 171 21-25, 25-20, 18-16 in the quarterfinals.
VCNebraska 16 Elite finished tied for third, the highest finish among all Nebraska teams in the division. VCNebraska 17 Black and Nebraska Juniors 171 each finished tied for fifth.
Stanton 171’s had a nice run on Sunday and finished in 11th place while Nebraska Juniors 172 finished 12th and River City Juniors 17 Navy placed 18th.