On a dominant weekend of volleyball by Metro Volleyball Club during the Capitol Hill Classic tournament, Metro 18 Travel was among the best. The team captured the Gold and finished with a perfect 9-0 record while not losing a set! The first day of competition saw Metro 18 Travel finish 3-0 while allowing more than 15 points only once. On day two, 18T won their first two games of the day to setup a match with Metro 18 North. 18N was up for the challenge, and put up a tough fight in both sets, but eventually fell to 18T to bring the 18T team to 6-0.
On championship day, 18T won the first match and then took in Revolution from Pittsburgh in the semis. The first match was close with 18T winning 25-23 before closing out the match in the second to setup the championship versus Elite VBTC from Ohio. This was the first time the teams met since a thrilling victory by 16T in the Cap Hill semi-finals! The two teams battled it on the court again, but this time 18T was decisive in their victory to claim the gold with an unblemished record!
After sweeping the weekend’s competition, the team nearly swept the individual awards as the following players earned special recognition:
MVP – Natalie Luscomb
BEST ATTACKER – Laila Ivey
BEST BLOCKER – Hannah Sherman
BEST RECEIVER – Samiha Foster
Let’s go Metro!
The team will now aim for the double bid at the Northeast Qualifier in Philadelphia from 11-13 March!