Three Nebraska club teams are heading into the final day of the AAU 16 Open National Tournament in Orlanda, Florida after three days of play and nine matches against highly ranked competition. All three teams are guaranteed one match tomorrow…
Three Nebraska club teams are heading into the final day of the AAU 16 Open National Tournament in Orlanda, Florida after three days of play and nine matches against highly ranked competition. All three teams are guaranteed one match tomorrow (June 28th); the format will be win and advance, or a lose and be eliminated.
Nebraska Elite 16 Vici
Wins: Princeton 16-1 National Team (NJ), Carolina Rogue 16 (SC)
Elite has had highly competitive matches in the past few days, and their record doesn’t show their success. Out of their nine matches, seven have gone three sets. Of those three set matches, four of seven have had a two point differential. This team could easily be 6-3 or even 7-2. A couple points here and there could’ve put them in the top 12 bracket, which shows the minuscule margin for error when playing against teams of this caliber.
Nebraska Juniors 161
Wins: MN Select 16-1 (MN), Vision Indy 16 Elite (IN)
Nebraska Juniors has also seen tough competition. On day two of the tournament, they faced Sports Performance 16 Elite (IL), who has not lost a match yet and played them tight one set with a result of 21-25. They have also played various three set matches and have lost more than a few sets by only two points. They will play tomorrow at 10:00am with hopes to extend their season a few more matches.
VCNebraska 16 Elite
Wins: Kokoro Volleyball 16-1 (MN), 949 G16 Black (CA), Lexington United 16 Adidas (KY), Lexington United 65 Adidas (KY)
In the first two days of the tournament, VCN was able to advance to the top bracket by going 2-1 both days. After some tough competition on day three, they will now compete for 19th place on the final day. VCN has also lost some heartbreakers by a few points, but will be the only 16 open Nebraska team to finish in the top half of the national tournament. In the first match of the third day, VCN faced the #1 team in the country, OT 16 S. Roberto (FL), and showed some grit as they frustrated their elite opponent, but fell 12-25, 12-25.