USAV Girls 18s Nationals: Day 2 Recap

  0 Kyp Harasymowycz | April 29th, 2018 | Club Volleyball, News

Our focus is on day 2 of the USAV Girls 18s Nationals in Anaheim, California. A few surprises hit us on day 1, which you can read about here. Our breakdown starts with the top division:


  • Pool 1
    • After pool play was completed, Circle City was the only team to not drop a set. They won Pool 1 easily.
  • Pool 2
    • After starting nationals with 3-0 record, Legacy out of Michigan lost twice on Saturday to finish 3rd in the pool. San Gabriel Elite out of Los Angeles won the pool, but not without a fight; they went the maximum sets in 3 of their 5 matches. The surprise in this pool was A5 18-1 out of Atlanta, who finished 2nd in the pool after starting as the 5-seed and 29th out of 36 overall.
  • Pool 3
    • The Pool of Death stayed that way throughout Saturday, with T-Street out of Southern California winning the pool with a 4-1 record. Aspire, from Arizona, started slow on Friday and finished 2-3, which put them at 5th and out of contention for a national title after earning the #3 overall seed in the tournament.
  • Pool 4
    • KC Power, the #4 overall seed, needed to win both matches Saturday and get help from other teams in the pool to have a chance to stay in contention. Neither happened, as they lost two close 3-setters on day 2. Coast 18-1 out of San Diego won the pool with a 4-1 record.
  • Pool 5
    • Texas Tornadoes were the only other team in the tournament who finished unscathed in match play, although they did drop a set to Idaho Crush. Top Select split their Saturday matches to steal 2nd place in Pool 5.
  • Pool 6
    • Texas Advantage needed a win over San Antonio Magic to win Pool 6 in their last pool play match, which proved epic. Their 3-set, come from behind victory earned the pool win.
    • A4 swept Legacy, and Circle swept A4
    • Sunshine swept Drive Nation, San Gabriel Elite beat Sunshine in 3, 15-12 in the third
    • Minnesota Select swept MichioChicago, Minnesota Select upsets pool 3 winner T-Street in 3
    • OT upset Milwaukee Sting in 3, Coast swept OT
    • Mizuno Long Beach defeated A5 18-1 in 3, Texas Tornadoes easily handled Long Beach
    • Absolute Black knocked off Club V in 3, 18-16 in the 3rd, Texas Advantage defeated Absolute Black in 3, 15-12 in the 3rd
    • KC Power swept Vision, Top Select beat KC Power in the best match of the challenge round, 24-26, 25-23, 15-13
    • Rage upset NORCO in 3, San Antonio Magic beat Rage in 3, 15-10 in the 3rd

The Gold Bracket is as follows:

  • Circle City v San Antonio Magic
  • Texas Tornadoes v Coast
  • Minnesota Select v Texas Advantage
  • Top Select v San Gabriel Elite

All matches start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and can be watched via streaming here.


    • Sky High (Chicago) v Alliance (Nashville)
    • Red Rock (San Francisco Bay Area) v Six Pack (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
    • Northern Lights 18-1 (Minneapolis) v Renovators (Spokane, Washington)
    • Mizuno M1 (Bloomington, Minnesota) v Metro (DC)

All matches start at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, and can be watched via streaming here.


    • Upward Stars (South Carolina) v Webfoot (Eugene, Oregon)
    • St. Louis High Performance v Elite VBTC (Columbus, Ohio)
    • Prime (Newport Beach, California) v Bakersfield (California)
    • Dynasty (Kansas City) v IL HPSTL (Saint Louis area)

All matches start at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The finals can be watched at 2 p.m. Pacific Time via streaming here.


    • Momentous (Irvine, California) v NIVA (Elkhart, Indiana)
    • ZIVA (Wichita Falls, Texas) v H Skyline (Houston)
    • Temecula Viper (California) v Absolute Volleyball Academy (Houston area)
    • 18-Jason (Kentucky) v Epic United (Chicago)

All matches start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. The finals can be watched at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time via streaming here.


    • Laguna Beach 18MS v NCVC Elite 18-2 (Sacramento)
    • FORZA1 (Temecula, California) v Club One AZ (Chandler, Arizona)
    • Actyve (Los Angeles) v Brandywine Blackout (Wilmington, Deleware)
    • V-Hawk Extreme (La Crosse, Wisconsin) v KJ 18 Baden (Seattle area)

All matches start at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Two quarterfinals, both semifinals and the finals can be watched via streaming here.

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