Third-ranked SPVB 16 Elite wins JVA World Challenge 16 Open title

Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings
(Week 13 rankings in parenthesis)

18s

1. SPVB 18 Elite (1)
Note: SPVB 18 Elite went 8-1 and finished third in the 18 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. After starting 8-0, SPVB 18 Elite lost to TAV (Texas Advantage Volleyball) 18 Black 25-21, 16-25, 17-15 in a Gold bracket semifinal. “TAV is a big, physical team,” Sports Performance girls director Erik Vogt said. “We struggled to get around their block.” Asics Munciana 18 Samurai rolled past TAV 25-12, 25-22 in the finals to win the division.
Next: National Junior Classic May 26-28 at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
 

2. Michio Chicago 18 National (2)
Next: USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2018, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

3. Uno Girls 18 Elite (4)
Note: Uno Girls 18 Elite opened the JVA World Challenge with eight consecutive wins,  seven of those in straight sets, before falling to Asics Munciana 18 Samurai 25-22, 25-21 in a Gold bracket semifinal of the 18 Open division. Included in its run to the Gold semifinals was a 25-23, 25-20 victory over Illini Elite 18 Cardinal. Uno Girls 18 Elite tied for third.
Next: National Junior Classic May 26-28 at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.

4. Illini Elite 18 Cardinal (3)
Note: Illini Elite 18 Cardinal went 3-4 and tied for ninth place in the 18 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Among its loses was a 25-17, 25-18 decision to eventual champion Asics Munciana 18 Samurai.
Next: Nothing scheduled.

5. (tie) Sky High Adidas 18 Black (5)
Next: Sky High Adidas 18 Black finished 3-4 and tied for 17th place in the 18 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Next: Pre-Nationals on Saturday, April 14, at the Sky High Volleyball Center in Crystal Lake.

5. (tie) IL STLHP (Illinois St. Louis High Performance) 18 Elite (5)
Next: HP Tournament on Saturday, April 14.

5. (tie) Fusion 18 Black (5)
Note: Fusion 18 Black went 3-5 and finished in 24th place in the 18 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Next: Nothing scheduled.

5. (tie) 1st Alliance 18 Silver (5)
Next: Sky High Pre-National Shootout on Saturday, April 14.

Other teams to watch: SPVB 18 Kahl, ESVBC (Eastside) Ninjas 18U, Ultimate G18 Gold, VC United 181 Elite, Fusion 18 Red, SPVB 18 Red, Club 1 18 Red, Rolling Thunder 18 Blue, SPVB 18 Navy, SPVB 18 Blue, Chicago Elite 18 Elite, Adversity G18 Purple, Kane County 18 Gold.

17s

1. Fusion 17 Red (1)
Note: Fusion 17 Red went 6-2 and tied for third place in the 17 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Fusion 17 Red reached the Gold semifinals before falling to eventual runner-up Tri-State Elite 18 Blue 28-26, 25-19.
Next: Nothing scheduled.
 

2. Illini Elite 17 Cardinal (2)
Note: Illini Elite 17 Cardinal went 2-5 and tied for 11th place in the 17 Open division of the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Illini Elite 17 Cardinal bowed out of the tournament following a 32-30, 25-22 loss to CUVC 17 Premier in a Silver bracket semifinal.
Next: Badger AAU Event May 5-6 in Waukesha, Wis.

3. Uno Girls 17 Elite (3)
Next: National Junior Classic May 26-28 at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.

4. Michio Chicago 17 National (4)
Next: National Junior Classic May 26-28 at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
 

5. IL STLHP 17 Elite (5)
Note: IL STLHP (Illinois St. Louis High Performance) 17 Elite was 3-4 through two days of the 2018 Asics Show Me Qualifier in Kansas City, Missouri, and was scheduled to play Rockwood Thunder 17 Mizuno in a Silver bracket semifinal Monday at 12:00 p.m. after beating Sky High Adidas 17 Black 25-15, 25-22 in the quarterfinals.
Next: Nothing scheduled.
 

Other teams to watch: Sky High Adidas 17 Black, 1st Alliance 17 Black, 1st Alliance 17 Silver,
Rolling Thunder 17 Blue, Club 1 17 Red, New Wave 17 Tsunami, Sky High Adidas 17 White, Ascend 17 Purple, Northside Out Chicago 17U, Chicago Elite 17 Black.

16s

1. Sky High Adidas 16 Black (1)
Note: Sky High Adidas 16 Black was 5-2 through two days of the 2018 Asics Show Me Qualifier in Kansa City, Missouri, and scheduled to play Nebraska Elite 16 Vici in a Silver bracket semifinal Monday at 11:00 a.m. Sky High Adidas 16 Black’s two losses were a 25-17, 26-24 decision to H Skyline 16 Royal, which was 7-0 in the tournament heading into Monday’s play, and a 25-20, 25-20 loss to Palm Beach Jrs. 16 Elite, one of three teams remaining in contention for a trickle-down bid.   
Next: Spring Classic in McCook on April 28-29.

2. 1st Alliance 16 Silver (2)
Next: SCVA 2018 Red Rock Rave Qualifier No. 1 on Saturday, April 21-Monday, April 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

3. SPVB 16 Elite (3)
Note: SPVB 16 Elite finished 8-1 and defeated Asics KIVA 16 Red 25-20, 25-19 to win the 16 Open division of the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. “Kate Long and Maddie Meyers led us with 11 and 10 kills, respectively,” SPVB 18 Elite coach Erik Vogt said. “(Libero) Hattie Monson had a fantastic match. She was a big difference defensively. Collectively, it was our best passing and serving match all year.” SPVB 16 Elite’s lone hiccup was a 26-24, 19-25, 15-9 loss to Tri-State Elite 16 Blue in the second round of Gold pool play. Tri-State Elite 16 Blue was ousted in the Gold semifinals by Asics KIVA 16 Red.
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. 1st Alliance 16 Black on Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 a.m. on Court 1.

4. Michio Chicago 16 National (4)
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. SPVB 16 C-Fed on Sunday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. on Court 1.

5. (tie) SPVB 16 C-Fed (5)
Note: SPVB 16 C-Fed went 5-3 and finished 13th in the 16 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  SPVB 16 C-Fed lost to Vision 16 Indy Elite 25-20, 23-25, 15-13 in the second round of Gold pool play, than fell 15-13 to Vision in a challenge match to reach the Silver bracket.
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. Michio Chicago 16 National on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m. on Court 1.

5. (tie) lllini Elite 16 Cardinal (5)
Note: Illini Elite 16 Cardinal went 2-5 and tied for 15th place in the 16 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Illini Elite was ousted from the Bronze bracket by SPVB 16 C-Fed  20-25, 25-20, 15-10.
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. Lions 15-1 on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m. on Court 2.

Other teams to watch: Fusion 16 Red, Cyclones 16 Black Adidas, Uno Girls 16 Elite, 1st Alliance 16 Black,  SPVB 16 Red, New WAVE 16 Tsunami, Club 1 16 Red, 1st Alliance 16 Red, IPV (Illinois Performance Volleyball) 16HP, Rolling
Thunder 16 Blue, Chicago Elite 16 Elite, D1 Elite G16 Black.

15s

1. Lions 15-1 (1)
Note: Lions 15-1 finished 5-3 at the 2018 Asics Show Me Qualifier April 7-9 in Kansas, City, Missouri, losing 25-18, 25-15 to Coast 15-1 in its finale. After starting 5-0, Lions 15-1 suffered two tough back-to-back losses, falling 15-13 in the third set against SG Elite Roshambo 15-1 late Saturday and 15-13 in the third set to Sunshine 15 Westside early Sunday. Both clubs are out of Southern California.
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open vs. Illini Elite 16 Cardinal on Sunday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. on Court 2.

2. SPVB 15 Elite (2)
Note: SPVB 15 Elite went 6-2 and finished third in the 15 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky., losing to Milwaukee Sting 15 Gold 25-16, 27-25 in the Gold bracket semifinals.  
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. SPVB 15 C-Fed on Sunday, April 15, at 8:00 a.m. on Court 2.

3. SPVB 15 C-Fed (3)
Note: SPVB 15 C-Fed went 3-4 and tied for 15th place in the 15 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open division vs. SPVB 15 Elite on Sunday, April 15, at 8:00 a.m. on Court 2.

4. Sky High Adidas 15 Black (4)
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open vs. WVA 16 Black on Sunday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. on Court 5.

5. Fusion 15 Red (5)
Note: Fusion 15 Red went 2-5 and tied for 11th place in the 15 Open division at the JVA World Challenge last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Next: Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open vs. FC Elite 16 Navy on Sunday, April 15, at 8:00 a.m. on Court 5.

Other teams to watch: Wildcat Jrs. 15 Black, Michio Chicago 15 National, Uno Girls 15 Elite, Ultimate G15 Gold, Lions 15 Red, SPVB 15 Red, Pipeline 15 Nike, Illini Elite 15 Cardinal, Chicago Elite 15 Elite, Lions Woodridge 15-1, ESVBC Cougars 15U.

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