On Saturday, January 11, the girls from Mansfield Team Velocity 15U hustled their way through nine other teams in the “Volley in the Ville” held in Russellville. The girls went 7-1 in pool play and came out with a third-place win in the gold bracket. “There is always room to improve but the girls looked good all day long,” explained Coach Shannon Elmore. Coach Elmore along with Coach Tari Ward are beyond proud and excited about how far their girls have come.
Skylynn Harris finished the tournament with two aces, 39 digs, 50 kills, and 17 blocks. Natalie Allison ended with 53 assists, four blocks, 10 kills, 32 digs, and 14 aces. Brooklyn Adams earned three aces, 42 digs, and 16 kills. Alyson Edwards netted two assists, four blocks, 13 kills, 34 digs, and three aces. Cole Smith grabbed six aces, six digs, three kills, and 25 assists. Alayna Turner obtained three assists, one block, three kills, three digs, and five aces. And Kinsley Ward scored 26 digs.
“The girls play very well together. This is year five of club play for most of them. They put in the hard work needed to achieve the bigger goal which is a state title for the school. All these girls deserve that and continue to work hard to get there. The future looks very bright for these girls!” Team Velocity 15U will travel this weekend to Fayetteville to play in the Ozark Challenge.