Polk County Volleyball Club teams all crack top 10 at SAVL Classic

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Polk County Volleyball Club’s 16U squad earned fifth place Sunday in the SAVL Alliance Classic tournament, held in Spartanburg.

The 16U squad, a one-time combination of players from the club’s 15U and 17U teams, was one of three PCVC teams taking part in the two-day event, held in Greenville, Spartanburg and Hendersonville.

PCVC Black, coached by Donna and Kenny Hall, traveled to Spartanburg and won three of its sixth matches in the tournament, with each round behind held in a pool-style format. The squad went 1-1 in each round of pool play, capturing a 25-15, 26-24 decision over PSVC 16 Dan in its final match of the tournament.

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PCVC’s 12U squad finished eighth in the tournament, going 2-3 during the two-day event. The squad, coached by Jon Ezell, went 2-1 in pool play, but dropped a tough 25-18, 25-23 decision on Sunday to Xcel 12X Premier in challenge round play. That sent PCVC 12U to the Silver bracket, where they fell 25-23, 25-16 to Upward Stars 12 Candi.

PCVC’s 13U team, coached by Polk County High head coach Molly Hill, finished seventh in its competition. The team opened the event by going 2-1 in pool play at West Henderson High School, but dropped both of its challenge round matches and its Silver bracket opener. PCVC 13U’s final two matches were both hard-fought contests, each going to three sets, with Upward Stars 13 Brittany winning a 21-25, 25-19, 15-13 decision and BEVC 13 Kryptonite Too earning a 27-25, 18-25, 15-10 triumph.

All four PCVC squads are next in action on March 10, taking part in the SAVL Spring Madness tournament.