Aldine ISD Freshmen A Tournament

posted Aug 25, 2016, 10:47 AM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 10:47 AM ]
Bellaire’s Freshmen team entered their first tournament of the 2016 season seeded at the bottom of the 4th pool. This translates into the 13th overall seed in the 16 team Aldine Freshmen A Team Tournament.

Thursday night our  Cardinal Chicks swept every team in their pool, dropping Aldine, Eisenhower and the pool top seed Alief Taylor.  This performance landed  Bellaire into the tournament’s Gold Bracket.

Saturday, “The Chicks” dismissed Aldine Davis (25-12
25-15) to advanced from the first round and into the semi-finals.  The Nimitz High Gym was filled with Cougar Pride as our Lady Cardinals faced off against the tournament host team.  

There was tremendous support for the Nimitz Cougars; creating the most difficult venue The Chicks have dealt with so far this season. Our young Cardinals needed only two sets to sweep the Nimitz Cougars aside (25-20, 25-13) and earn entry into the Championship match.

In the tournament Championship against Alvin, the Lady Cardinals got all they could handle from a very good Lady Yellowjacket squad.  It took three sets (25-16, 21-25, 25-22) for the Lady Cards to hand Coach Kelli Tomlinson her first tournament championship as Belliare’s Freshman Coach.

Coach Tomlinson said after the tournament; “We still missed a few too many serves when it counted, but we played better than Thursday!  For the most part, I think our defense and communication was a strength. We hustled and didn't let many balls hit the floor without some sort of attempt.”  

Congratulations Chicks!