The Hot Shots 14 American volleyball team finished first among 16 teams during a recent 14U Ohio Valley Region (OVR) tournament at the Dayton Sports Complex. Hot Shots defeated Xplosion Volleyball Club and Dayton Juniors-14 Gold in pool play and lost to the Bullets-Black. The team’s first gold tournament game was a 29-27, 25-13 victory over the Dayton Juniors-14 White. The semifinal match was a 25-23, 25-18 verdict over the Columbus Volleyball Academy-Pickerington. Hot Shots claimed the gold title with a 25-15, 25-12 win over Roundtown Volleyball. Members of the team are from left, front row, Lindsey Smith (Fairbanks), Mackenzie Lester (Fairbanks), Grace Gorton (St. John’s) and Brielle Moorhouse (Benjamin Logan); back row, Cagney Stewart (North Union), coach Melissa Faucher, Sky North (Marysville), Alexa Kenney (Delaware), Natalie McNicholas (Marysville) and coach Allison Gorton. Not pictured, Sophie Little (Marysville).
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