Power League Play-ins
Our LIVBC Blue teams, along with 15 Gold, kicked off the 2020 tournament season in the GEVA Power League Play-ins on January 4th and 5th, with 15 Blue and 16 Blue both qualifying to compete in the Power League throughout the season.
15 Blue played on Saturday and started the day with a close 2-1 loss (16-14 in the third set) to eventual pool winner DIGS Red. They came back to win their next two matches, 2-1 over Legacy National and 2-0 over New York Elite Black to claim second place in the pool and an automatic bid to Power League. However, they were not done yet. After starting slowly in their seeding match, they quickly recovered to finish the day with a 2-1 win over CJVA Onyx (10-25, 25-18, 15-4). Their first Power League tournament is scheduled for February 1st.
16 Blue played on Sunday and had a similar start to the 15’s, losing 2-0 to Downstate Black, who also went on to win the pool. After a two-match break, they won back-to-back 3-set matches, defeating AVVC Red 22-25, 25-7, 15-11 and GSA E-1 25-15, 18-25, 15-13 to earn second place in the pool and a spot in the Qualification matches. There they met Asphalt Green, a 3rd place finisher from another pool, and won yet another 3-set match 18-25, 26-24, 15-8 to advance to the Power League. Their first tournament will be held on February 2nd.