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USA Girls' Junior Olympics Crowns 12s, 13s Winners

June 30, 2009, 7:48 p.m. (ET)

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

MIAMI, Fla. (June 30, 2009) – The 30th USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Miami Beach Convention Center, crowned two champions in each of the 12-and-under and 13-and-under age division brackets on Tuesday as the 10-day event runs from June 26 to July 5.

GVA Red 12-1 (Puerto Rico) came away with the gold medal in the 12 National Division after defeating Asics MAVS 12-1 (Heart of America) 25-15, 25-7 in the title match. GVA Red 12-1, which lost just three sets the entire tournament, edged NE Elite Extreme (Great Plains) 25-14, 23-25, 15-12 in the semifinals and topped Wave 12Binh Spalding (Southern California) 18-25, 25-16, 15-7 in the quarterfinals. Asics MAVS 12-1 path to the finals included a quarterfinal 25-18, 25-22 win over NKYVC 12-1 Tsunami (Ohio Valley) and a 25-17, 25-23 win over SG Elite 12RoShambo (Southern California) in the semifinals.

Mavericks 12 Phil/Nicho (Southern California) claimed the 12 American Division title with a 25-17, 25-22 victory over Xtreme 12 Black (Lone Star). Mavericks 12 Phil/Nicho, with just two sets lost the entire tournament, reached the title match by rallying to defeat Laguna 12 Jon (Southern California) 11-25, 25-18, 16-14. Xtreme 12 Black topped St. Louis CYC 12 Blue (Gateway) 25-11, 25-22 to advance to the title match. Both St. Louis CYC 12 Blue and Laguna 12 John finished the tournament with the bronze medal.

Madfrog 13s National (North Texas) defeated Asics MAVS 13-1 (Heart of America) 26-24, 25-22 in the gold-medal match. MadFrog 13s National reached the title match by topping St. Louis CYC Green (Gateway) 25-19, 25-9 in the semifinals and MAVA 13-Elite (Pioneer) 21-25, 25-15, 15-9 in the quarterfinals. Asics MAVS 13-1 tripped Vision 13 Gold (Northern California) 25-21, 25-16 in the semifinals after posting a 25-23, 13-25, 15-7 win over CVC 13 Black (Ohio Valley).

SCVC Roxy 13-1 (Southern California) captured the 13 American Division with a 25-17, 25-18 victory over Impact-131 (Lone Star) the gold-medal match. SCVC Roxy 13-1 reached the final with a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Ren Clev 13 Royal (Ohio Valley) in the semifinals and a 26-24, 19-25, 15-8 win over Temecula 13 Rochelle (Southern California) in the quarterfinals. Impact-131 made it to the finals after a 19-25, 25-16, 15-9 win over AJV 13 Mizuno (Lone Star) in the quarterfinals and a 25-23, 25-13 victory over Woodlands Wave 13 Black (Lone Star) in the semifinals.

Titles to be contested on Wednesday, July 1, are the Open, National and American Division 17-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: Gold – GVA Red 12-1 (Puerto Rico); Silver – Asics MAVS 12-1 (Heart of America); Bronze – NE Elite Extreme (Great Plains) and SG Elite 12RoShambo (Southern California)
12 American: Gold – Mavericks 12 Phil/Nicho (Southern California; Silver – Xtreme 12 Black (Lone Star); Bronze – St. Louis CYC 12 Blue (Gateway) and Laguna 12 John (Southern California)
13 National: Gold – MadFrog 13s National (North Texas); Silver – Asics MAVS 13-1 (Heart of America); Bronze – St. Louis CYC 13 Green (Gateway) and Vision 13 Gold (Northern California)
13 American: Gold – SCVC Roxy 13-1 (Southern California); Silver – Impact-131 (Lone Star); Bronze – Ren Clev 13 Royal (Ohio Valley) and Woodlands Wave 13 Black (Lone Star)
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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