Monday, May 27, 2013

Sound Premier Qualify for the Bronze Bracket of the Premier Volleyball League Championship After Two Close Losses.

The performances of the Sound Premier Volleyball Team have steadily improved throughout the Premier Volleyball League Championship tournament and today they treated fans to two exciting matches against the Pioneer Mayhem and Team Great Lakes.  The Sound came out on the losing end of both matches, but performed at their highest level so far.

The team struggled through an 8am match against the #4 seed Pioneer Mayhem losing 0-3 with two close set loses in set two and three.  Sara bendorf had no problem waking up for the early match.  She put up 10 kills and Lindsey Denman contributed six more.  Angie Alvord scored eight points in the early morning match with four kills, two blocks and two aces.  The Mayhem went on to qualify for the Gold bracket and will be among the four best teams in the tournament.

Sound Premier came out strong against Team Great Lakes winning the first set 30-28.  Angie Alvord scored 14 points for the Sound on a team leading eight kills, four blocks and two aces.  The Sound nearly pulled off the upset, but the fast tempo offense of Great Lakes was just a touch too strong.  Katie Silliman, Whitney Buck, Emily Jepsen and Jessica Vanzant all had a hand in three blocks.  The team tallied five total aces.

Next up for the Sound is an 8am Eastern time match against the Heart of America Havoc on court 4.  The match will be streamed live through

PVL Gold Bracket Qualifiers
Iowa Ice
Pioneer Mayhem
Florida Wave
Dream Team North California

PVL Silver Bracket Qualifiers
Hoosier Exterminators
Team Great Lakes
Team North Texas
Badger Blizzards

PVL Bronze Bracket Qualifiers
Puget Sound Premier
Heart of America
Arizona Sizzle
Team Evergreen
Great Plains Tornados

Follow all of the Results Here

Congratulations to the Iowa Ice for the upset of the tournament against defending champion and number one seed Hoosier Exterminators.