ORLANDO, Fla. – The 2019 Sunshine State Games Volleyball Championship was an action-packed competition on Saturday, May 4 at the Orlando Sports Center as 31 teams took the court to battle through 61 matches, consisting of 137 sets, to crown six division champions in a ten-hour stretch.
The ten-court facility hosted matches from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in six separate divisions.
In the 10-11-year-old division, the Citrus Fusion 11’s went a perfect 3-0 en route to an SSG title. To capture the title, the crew defeated OT10 Jeff in the best two-out-of-three format, taking set one 25-20 while winning the bracket with a 25-18 showing in set two.
The 12-year-old pool-played championship was secured with a 25-18, 25-18 victory by OT12 Brandon. The group went 4-0 in the tournament.
Fielding the SSG Championships’ biggest competitive pool with 10 teams, the 13-14-year-old division saw the OT14 O Kyle squad run the table in Gold pool play and down OT Chelbie 25-11, 25-12 to capture the division championship.
DeSota 15’s carried a 3-0 record in a pool-play style championship to win the 15-year-old division while Tempest 16’s mirrored the DeSota 15’s performance en route to a 3-0 day and division champion in 16-year-old bracket.
The match of the day came in the 17-18-year-old division where BVA 18 Elite squeaked out a 26-24, 25-23 win over OVC 17 Jessica to receive the gold medal. The tight match witnessed 14 lead changes in two sets.
Up next for the Sunshine State Games calendar is the Artistic Roller Skating Championships on Sunday, May 12 in Casselberry. The day-long event will take place at the Semoran Skateway. For more information on this event, click here.
About the Sunshine State Games
The Sunshine State Games are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Sunshine State Games, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.