Day two at the High Performance Championships proved to be a difficult but Iowa was able to show the meaning of Iowa Strong. The Boy’s Select Team had to play Puerto Rico and USA Continental Blue. Against Puerto Rico the boy’s put up a good fight but Puerto Rico was able to overcome and win 12-25, 13-25, 16-25. The next match for the Boy’s Select team was the Continental Blue team. Again the Iowa Boy’s put up a good fight but were out done by the strong opponent in 3 sets (12-25, 13-25, 20-25).
The Boy’s Youth team also had a tough day as well facing off against the USA Contential White team and the Northern California White team. Against Team USA the Iowa Boy’s pushed as hard as they could but were out done by the bigger, stronger USA team 19-25, 11-25, 19-25. Then against the NorCal White team the Iowa team struggled to come together and ended the match 0-3 (12-25, 8-25, 20-25).
The Girl’s International Youth Team played twice as well first against the USA Select A1 White team and then against Iroquois Youth. In the match against USA the Iowa International team struggled to put anything together both offensively and defensively. They ended up losing the match in 4 (12-25, 21-25, 25-19, 22-25). They then had to play Iroquois Youth and that allowed them to get back on track. Winning in 3-0 fashion (25-16, 25-13, 25-9).
The Girl’s Youth National Team is on a winning streak right now taking down USA Select A1 Stripes and Oklahoma White in 3 sets. Against USA the National team started off strong winning the first set 25-19 but barely sneaking out a win in the 2nd set 25-23. They then regained control winning the third and final set 25-15. Against Oklahoma the National team was in the drivers seat for the majority of the match win 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-11).
Both of the Women’s Juniors matches were lived streamed yesterday and the Women preformed well going 1-1. Their first match was against the USA Junior A1 Red team and it was a heated battle throughout the 4 set match. USA was able to edge out the Women 16-25, 23-25, 25-23, & 17-25.
The Select Red team had a hard day facing off against Southern California. With the point differences being about 6 points in 3 out of the 4 sets the match was closely played. However, Southern Cal was able to edge out the victory (29-27, 23-25, 19-25, 12-25).
Last but not least was the Select Black team who played bright and early at 8:30 am against GEVA White. While it too was a close match across all the sets Iowa was able to beat GEVA in 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-18).
Almost all the Iowa teams will play twice tomorrow with numerous teams being live streamed. Check out the schedule on AES: https://advancedeventsystems.com/EventResults/(S(zxguxmuxkvk4bginxjlqrae1))/ClubList.aspx?e=PTAwMDAwMDgxNTI90&c=3900