Crusaders come out strong in Kitchener pre-season invitational

The Crusaders had a very successful pre-season tournament in Kitchener on November 9 winning 11/12 sets all day!

In the Crusaders’ second tournament of the season, the Waterloo Tigers Invitational, the team started off strong with consecutive wins of 25-8 and 25-12 vs the Tigers 18U Red team.  Next up were the Tigers 17U Black team – Crusaders took both sets with wins of 25-18 and 25-16. Next up was E381 Sasha and the first set was quickly won at a score of 25-12.  The second set was closer in score with our eventual win at 25-22. The Hamilton Smash team brought the Crusaders winning streak to an end with a hard-fought match that eventually handed the Rebels their first loss with a score of 23-25.  The girls rallied back in the second half with the Crusaders prevailing with a score of 25-23. Woodstock was our next opponent with DRVC making short work of the Warriors defeating them 25-10 and 25-14 consecutively. The last match of the day was versus the Venom Vipers who pushed the Crusaders but the team rallied together and got the win at 25-23.  Crusaders then came out strong in the second set and took the win at 25-16.

Strong serving and an excellent offensive complemented by an impressive defensive game gave the Rebels early leads in most games. The team chemistry is strong – keep it up Crusaders!!!!

Smash season debut is a great one!

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Congratulations to Durham Rebels Smash who earned silver in the MYBV invitational in Aurora this past Saturday. Smash had a great tournament that had them competing with some of the province’s top-ranked 13U teams. In the gold medal final Smash enjoyed an exciting competition against Leaside Red that went to a 15-13 third set with Leaside prevailing. These two teams are going to push one another to great levels this season – congrats to all teams who displayed amazing volleyball skills and stellar sportsmanship this weekend! Let’s go, Rebels! Smash is coached by Scott Senft and Rob Dyment.