- By Ron Babuka
The tournament started off slowly with the Crown City Vipers dropping their first two matches in very close sets against strong regional clubs from across New York state. The team was able to regroup and win their next 4 matches to earn a first round bye into the Championship round in the Bronze Division. The semi-final match ended up being close with both games going to extra points with Crown City VC and LIVC both taking a game each. A third tie break game went the Lansing girls way with a 15-13 win to advance to the Championship match. In the Championship round, in two close games, Crown City lost both games 25-23 to finish with the silver medals.
In two previous tournaments this season, the Lansing girls advanced but fell in the semi-final rounds of the Championships matches. Crown City VC will participate in the TiCann tournament in Tioga, NY on March 15th and then compete their season at the IREVA Regional Championships in Middletown New York March 24th and 25th.