In their first tournament of the season, Durham Rebels 13U Dynamite travelled all the way to Navan, Ontario to take part in the November 10 Provincial Cup.
During morning pool play, Dynamite went undefeated taking both games in straight sets. This top finish would allow them to move straight through to the quarter finals where, once again, they were able to prevail in two straight sets. This win meant Dynamite was now in the final four and would face the very skilled Maverick Rattlers of Ottawa, another team that had gone undefeated throughout the day. While Dynamite succumbed to the Rattlers, they didn’t give it away easily taking the Rattlers to a 23-25 and 18-25 match.
It’s a bittersweet situation for any club when you have more than one team in the same tournament, especially if they meet one another in an elimination game. Fortunately for Dynamite and the Rebels’ 12U Crush team, their first meeting came at the end of the day. Crush had also had a great day and was not about to let Dynamite walk away with the bronze medal easily and took the first set over Dynamite 25-22. The second set was another back-and-forth game but Dynamite managed to come out on top of this one meaning a third set would decide this bronze medal final. Dynamite and Crush kept it neck-and-neck throughout the final but it would be the older siblings who came out on top in a thrilling 15-13 victory over their younger counterparts.
Congratulations to both Dynamite and Crush. We are extremely proud of both teams!