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Mar 07 KCPOWER 16-1, Wave 16Katie Spalding and Impact 16 Bryan Win Titles

June 29, 2009, 8:03 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

MIAMI, Fla. (June 29, 2009) – The 30th USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Miami Beach Convention Center, crowned three champions in the 16-year-old division on Monday as the 10-day event runs from June 26 to July 5.

KCPOWER 16-1 (Heart of America) trumped TCA SC 16-Black (Southern California) 25-19, 26-24, 17-25, 25-21 in the 16 Open Division gold-medal match. KCPOWER 16-1, which went undefeated in the tournament, beat Front Range 16 Blue (Rocky Mountain) 25-16, 25-15, 25-23 in the quarterfinals and City Beach 16 Black (Northern California) 25-15, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 in the semifinals to earn a spot in the title match. TCA SC 16-Black reached the title match with a 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 25-15 win over Synergy 16 Orange (Keystone) in the quarterfinals and Miz Long Beach 16 Mizuno (Southern California) 26-28, 25-20, 26-24, 25-12 in the semifinals. City Beach 16 Black edged Vision 16 Gold (Northern California) 25-18, 25-12, 21-25, 25-16 to earn a spot in the semifinals, while Miz Long Beach 16 Mizuno handled Club Wes 16 Elite (Southern California) 18-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 in the quarterfinals to earn a tie for the bronze.

Wave 16Katie Spalding (Southern California) topped A5 161 Gabe (Southern) 25-16, 25-14 in the 16 National Division to claim the bracket championship. Wave 16Katie Spalding reached the gold-medal match with a 25-14, 25-21 victory over SWI 16 Smack (Gateway) in the quarterfinals and Northern Lights 16-1 (North Country) 22-25, 25-18, 16-14. A5 161 Gabe advanced to the title match by defeating Triangle 16 Black (Carolina) 22-25, 25-18, 18-16 in the quarterfinals and OK Peak Performance 16-1 (Oklahoma) 22-25, 25-21, 15-9 in the semifinal round. OK Peak Performance 16-1 downed Advance 16 Navy (Sun Country) 25-22, 16-25, 15-10 to reach the semifinals and tying Northern Lights 16-1 for bronze as it topped Premier 16 Mizuno (North Texas) 25-15, 15-25, 15-9 in the quarterfinals.

Impact 16 Bryan (Southern California) defeated Dinamo 16-Elite (Arizona) 25-20, 16-25, 15-12 on Monday afternoon to claim the first championship of the tournament in the 16 American Division. Both teams entered the title match without a loss in the tournament. Impact 16 Bryan gained entry into the title match with a 25-22, 25-10 victory over OVA 16 Asics (Florida) in the quarterfinals and rallied to a 14-25, 25-23, 15-12 win over Santa Barbara 16 Blue (Southern California) in the semifinals. Dinamo 16-Elite reached the gold-medal match by defeating R Thunder 16 Blue (Great Lakes) 25-13, 25-23 in the quarterfinals and Springfield 16Blue (Heart of America) 25-20, 25-18 in the semifinals. Santa Barbara 16 Blue finished in a tie for the bronze by reaching the semifinals with a 25-11, 25-10 win over SF JRS 16 RoShambo (Northern California), while Springfield 16Blue advance to the semifinals with a 25-23, 25-20 victory over Southwest MN Juniors (North Country).

Titles to be contested on Tuesday, June 30, are the National and American Divisions for the 12 and 13-year-old brackets.

This year’s USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships includes 9,500 athletes from 788 teams. The tournament will crown 19 champions in age divisions ranging from 12-18. Open Division titles are disputed for the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s, while National Division and American Division contests championships for all seven age groups.

Gold Bracket Results for 2009 USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships
12 National: Championships on Tuesday, June 30
12 American: Championships on Tuesday, June 30
13 National: Championships on Tuesday, June 30
13 American: Championships on Tuesday, June 30
14 Open: Championships on Sunday, July 5
14 National: Championships on Sunday, July 5
14 American: Championships on Sunday, July 5
15 Open: Championships on Friday, July 3
15 National: Championships on Friday, July 3
15 American: Championships on Friday, July 3
16 Open: Gold – KCPOWER 16-1; Silver – TCA SC 16-Black; Bronze – City Beach 16 Black and Miz LB 16 Mizuno
16 National: – Wave 16Katie Spalding; Silver – A5 161 Gabe; Gold Bronze – OK Peak Performance 16-1 and Northern Lights 16-1
16 American: Gold – Impact 16 Bryan; Silver – Dinamo 16-Elite; Bronze – Santa Barbara 16 Blue and Springfield 16Blue
17 Open: Championships on Wednesday, July 1
17 National: Championships on Wednesday, July 1
17 American: Championships on Wednesday, July 1
18 Open: Championships on Saturday, July 4
18 National: Championships on Saturday, July 4
18 American: Championships on Saturday, July 4

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