Wednesday, 22 May 2024

GJNC18 Heads into Final Day with 5 Titles at Stake

Day two of the USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships (GJNC18) has set the stage for an exciting final day of competition. With gold bracket quarterfinalists determined in four out of the five divisions, the tournament is nearing its conclusion at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

The 18 Open Division

In the highly competitive 18 Open Division, a new team is poised to claim the top spot on the podium as defending champion Minnesota Select failed to reach the quarterfinals. The remaining teams in the quarterfinals are A4 Volley 18-Purple (Southern California) vs. KC Power 18-1 (Heart of America), Sky High-adidas 18 Black (Great Lakes) vs. Rockwood Thunder 18 Mizuno (Gateway), Tstreet 18-Troy vs. MEVBA 18 Mizuno (Lakeshore), and TAV 18 Black (North Texas) vs. Top Select 18 Elite Blake (Florida). Matches start at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday, with the championship match scheduled for noon CT.

Sky High-adidas 18 Black and Top Select 18 Elite Blake are the only undefeated teams remaining in the 18 Open Division. Leading up to the GJNC18, A4 Volley 18-Purple, Sky High-adidas 18 Black, and Top Select 18 Elite Blake each won two of the 16 national qualifiers.

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The 18 National Division

In the 18 National Division, the quarterfinals will feature Topeka Impact 18-1 (Heart of America) vs. Texas Tornados 18 Mizuno (Lone Star), Absolute Black 18 (North Carolina) vs. IPVA 18 Black (Iowa), Temecula Viper 18 Rafu (Southern California) vs. Asics Louisiana 18 (Bayou), and Rolling Thunder 18 Blue (Great Lakes) vs. 1st Alliance 18 Silver (Great Lakes). Matches start at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday, with the championship match at 2 p.m. CT.

Texas Tornados 18 Mizuno, IPVA 18 Black, Asics Louisiana 18, and 1st Alliance 18 Silver are all undefeated at this stage of the tournament.

The 18 USA Division

The 18 USA Division quarterfinals will feature five out of the eight teams from Texas. The teams that have reached the top eight in the 18 USA gold bracket are Alamo 18 Premier (Lone Star), SG Elite 18 Roshambo (Southern California), SA Force 182 National (Lone Star), AJV 18 Mizuno (Lone Star), Ignite 18 Elite (Hoosier), Sunshine 18 Westside (Southern California), Madfrong 18s N Blue (North Texas), and AP 18 Asics (Lone Star). Matches start at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday, with the championship match at 1:30 p.m. CT.

The quarterfinal round for this division is heavily represented by teams from Texas. Alamo 18 Premier, SA Force 182, AJV 18 Mizuno, Ignite 18 Elite, and Sunshine 18 Westside are the remaining undefeated teams.

The 18 American Division

The eight teams heading to the 18 American Division quarterfinals are Arsenal 18 Gold (North Texas), Goldenwest 18 Asics (Southern California), Valley Venom – 181 Red (Lone Star), CVC 18 Black (Ohio Valley), Legacy 18-Norh (Lakeshore), Xceleration Blue 18-1 (Northern California), Rage 18-Greg (Northern California), and tcaoh 18-1 (Ohio Valley). Matches start at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday, with the championship match at 12:30 p.m. CT.

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The only undefeated teams remaining in the American Division are Arsenal 18 Gold and Goldenwest 18 Asics, who will face each other in the first quarterfinals match.

The 18 Patriot Division

In the 18 Patriot Division, 12 teams are still vying for the gold medal, with eight teams battling it out at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday for spots in the quarterfinals. Four teams have already advanced directly into the quarterfinals: LAVA West 18 adidas (Southern California), SoCal VBC 18-Andrea (Southern California), Motion Volleyball 18 BLUE (Badger), and Digs 18-1 (Bayou). Matches start at 11 a.m. CT, with the championship match scheduled for 3 p.m. CT.

SoCal VBC 18-Andrea, Motion Volleyball 18 BLUE, and Digs 18-1 are still undefeated in the tournament.

FAQs

  • Q: Where is the GJNC18 being held?

  • A: The GJNC18 is being held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

  • Q: When will the championship matches take place?

  • A: The championship matches will take place on Sunday.

Conclusion

As the GJNC18 enters its final day, the competition is intense, with five titles at stake across different divisions. The quarterfinal matchups promise thrilling battles, and fans can expect top-level volleyball performances. Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of the USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships.

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