Southwest Fusion 14U girls win silver at Atlantic nationals

Published on May 19, 2017

The Southwest Fusion 14U girls volleyball team, Atlantic Canadian silver medalists.


YARMOUTH, N.S. – The Southwest Fusion 14U girls volleyball team coached by Shawn Muise and Daniel Muise won a silver medal at 14U Atlantic nationals at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, losing to a team from Newfoundland in the title match.

Held on the weekend of May 13, this was a 32-team three-tier tournament, with teams from Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Team Fusion went 3-0 in the preliminary round and 2-1 in the power pool round on Day 2.

This placed them in tier 2 for the playoffs, where they pulled out victories in the quarter-finals against the NFLD SeaHawks HP team and beat the 2017 provincial champs, Armview Storm Bright, in the semifinals to earn a spot in the final.

They came up short vs the NFLD Seahawks Elite team in the gold-medal game. Southwest Fusion team Muise was ranked fourth in the province heading into the Atlantic national tournament.

Earlier in the season 14U Fusion Muise had much success, competing in both the 14U and 15U/16U age categories. In 14U play they won gold at the Armbrea, Bedford Blizzard, Fusion classic and Axe tournaments and silver in the SMU Husky Cup. They placed fifth in the Nova Scotia provincial championships and ended with a season record of 60-4. 

In 15/16U play they won gold at Carnivolley and the Bedford Blizzard tournaments and a bronze at the Acadia tournament, giving them a season record of 20-2.