Regional winners play out in four tournaments Sunday
May 3, 2015 / Staff Report
Eugene-based Webfoot Juniors survived a final-set tiebreaker with Salem’s North Pacific Juniors to win the 18U bracket at the Columbia Empire Volleyball Association Regional Tournament Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.
The bracket was one of four played out during the two-day event, which featured more than 350 teams from Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Webfoot dropped a three-game match to NPJ, including 15-13 in the third game, that set up the one-game final. NPJ played in seven official matches Sunday, three of which went to three games. Webfoot played in just five.
At the 16U bracket, Beaverton-based Athena Volleyball Academy beat the Webfoot Juniors in the final, 25-11, 25-21, finishing the tournament unbeaten in seven matches. The champions gave up as many as 20 points in a game in only three of 14 games.
The fourth-seeded Rose City Volleyball Club rallied through the consolation bracket and beat NPJ in the 14U bracket, winning 25-17 in the one-game final.
The Portland Volleyball Club took the 12U bracket with a 25-22, 25-23 win over Vancouver, Wash.-based Excel NW. PVC finished 12-1 in games during the two days.
The Oregon Convention Center plays host to the annual tournament
April 28, 2015 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
PORTLAND - The seemingly never-ending prep volleyball season comes to a close this weekend - for most teams, with the annual CEVA Regionals, set to be played out Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.
More than 350 teams are scheduled to compete in four age-groups ranging from 18-and-under to 12-and-under, with seeding into 16-team brackets having taken place during a league season that began in January.
Most of the girls involved have played in a tournament nearly every weekend the past two months.
Pool-play matches begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, and begin concluding with championship matches at Sunday afternoon. The top teams in the 18U bracket are scheduled to play their title match at 1 p.m.
The Convention Center will house 47 courts during the weekend.
The Webfoot Gold team from Eugene is the top-seeded team in the 18U bracket, with the Salem-based North Pacific Juniors as the second seed.
At 16U, the Webfoot club again secured the top seed, with the Adidas NW club, based in Gresham, as the second seed.
At 14U, the Oregon Juniors, based in Beaverton, are seeded first, with Athena, also based in Beaverton, as second.
And at 12U, Oregon Juniors enters as the top seed, with Rose City, which regularly feeds players into Central Catholic High School, as second.