Heat brings home the hardware
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Jan 21, 2013 | 1156 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THE OCOEE HEAT 14-1 and 15-1 volleyball teams faced off in the championship of the Volley One Stampede volleyball tournament, in Kennesaw, Ga., last weekend.
THE OCOEE HEAT 14-1 and 15-1 volleyball teams faced off in the championship of the Volley One Stampede volleyball tournament, in Kennesaw, Ga., last weekend.
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The Ocoee Heat Volleyball Club 14-1 and 15-1 teams traveled to Kennesaw, Ga., last weekend for the Volley One Stampede Volleyball tournament at the Volley One training center. The 15-1 team, coached by Bradley Central assistant Jeremy Rogers and Sale Creek alum Chelsea Roark, brought home its second championship win of the season. Local players include Breelee Arms from Cleveland, and Mikayla Lumpkin, Ashlyn Flock, Alexan Crittendon, and Sarah Wilson from Walker Valley. The 15-1 team was first in their pool going undefeated with wins against Volley One's 15-1 and 15-2 teams as well as Georgia Heat and Ocoee Heat's 14-1 teams.

The 14-1 team, coached by Cleveland head coach Trish Flowers and assistant Amy McGowan played up in the 15 division for their first tournament of the season. The Heat earned a spot in the tournament after winning a tie-breaker and pulled off another victory with a big win over the host's 15-2 team. Local players include Kate Essenburg and Julia McGuire, Ocoee Middle School; Hannah Calfee and Regan Morrison, Lake Forest; and Lauren Lee and Sofia Stamatiadas, Cleveland.

The two Ocoee Heat teams faced off in the championship game adding another first place title to the club's 2013 championships. The 13-1, 15-1, and 18-1 teams all won at last weekend's Choo-Choo tournament in Chattanooga.

The 14-1 and 15-1 teams will travel to Knoxville this weekend to play in the K2 Elite Invitational.