Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sound Premier Qualify for Second Round of the Championship Bracket at the Premier Volleyball League Championship

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team recovered from a difficult first day at the Premier Volleyball League National Championship to earn a spot in the second round of championship bracket pool play.  The team won against the Western Empire squad to start the day 3-1 and lost a wild match to the Badger Blizzard 1-3 which was enough to finish fourth in pool one and advance to the next round.

The Sound Premier offense finally found its tempo against Western Empire with four players scoring double digit kill totals.  Jessica Vanzant paced the offense with 14 kills.  Sara Bendorf had 12 and Katie Silliman and Marlayna Geary both tallied 10 kills.  Angie Alvord came up with nine kills three blocks and four aces.

After earning their first win of the tournament, the Sound played a wild match against the Badger Blizzard who are having a fantastic first season in the Premier Volleyball League.  Badger won the first set, before the Sound Premier service game heated up and allowed them to win the second match easily.  Through the match the Sound tallied 14 aces, led by four aces by Whitney Buck and three by Alvord.  Geary had eight kills and Silliman had three blocks.  Emily Jepsen provided a spark off the bench with four kills and for the second day of the tournament every player on the Sound Premier Team saw playing time.

The Sound will face the Pioneer Mayhem at 8am Eastern time Monday morning in the first match of the three team pool.  At 1pm Eastern time, the Sound will play against Team Great Lakes.  The winner of the three team pool will be assured a finish in the top four of the tournament. 

Click here to see the results and schedules for the entire Premier Volleyball League Tournament.