Nansemond Volleyball Club places second

Published 9:15 pm Friday, January 20, 2017

Last weekend the Nansemond Volleyball Club team traveled to Raleigh to play in a huge tournament in which they placed second out of 36 teams.

The 2017 City of Oaks Challenge tournament in Raleigh featured teams from all over the East Coast. NVC was one of 36 teams in the 15s division.

Coming into the tournament, the team was seeded 14th. During the course of the three-day event, the team totaled a record of eight wins and the championship loss.

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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball coach Robyn Ross coaches the club team, and she was proud of how the team performed in their first tournament of the season. The team is made up of 10 girls from five different schools

“I am really excited about this start,” Ross said. “These girls are from different schools, so they do not get to play together all year around. They only started practicing in December, so to have this good of a showing at the first tournament is really encouraging.”

Tournament Facts:

2017 City of Oaks Challenge

Raleigh, N.C.

200 total teams

36 total teams in 15s age division

Initial Seed: 14th

Finish: 2nd

Points scored by Nansemond Volleyball Club: 465

Points Scored against NVBC: 304

Weekend Record (8-1)

Stat Leaders:

Liz Reese – 80 kills, 68 digs, 37 points on serve

Rachel Wingfield – 10 kills, 16 aces, 37 digs, 191 assists, 60 points on serve

Rylee Bono – 101 digs, 34 points on serve

Addy Greene – 43 kills, 71 digs, 49 points on serve

Livian Matthews – 34 kills, 26 digs and 55 points on serve