Sky Sparkz Finish Perfect Season with 12's Title
AZ Sky 12-Sparkz defeated Phoenix Joys 12-1’s, 25-11, 25-14 to capture
the gold division, 12’s Regional championship of the Arizona Region.
The Sparkz finished a dream season – a perfect 26-0 in Region competition.
Co-captain Juliann Lieb led AZ Sky with four aces and two kills. “I’m
excited and enthusiastic,” said Lieb. “We just played like
a team; we all have fun playing with each other. We never give up.”
Sparkz served a blistering 92% for the championship match with runs of
seven, six and seven points during the game 1 win over the Joys. Sparkz
teammates Alex Willcoxson added 3 aces and Lauren Foss had 2 kills.
am ecstatic, the girls played amazing all year, an undefeated season,
“ stated Sparkz coach Sean Parchmann. “We are a very strong
team with smart personalities that mesh. Serving was the key and we dug
everything up. I’ve seen them comeback from a 12-20 deficit this
season and win. They never say die.”
feel really excited and proud of my team,” said Sparkz Heidi Thompson.
“The keys today were our tips, serves and definitely teamwork -
It was mostly about teamwork today.”
this season, the Sparkz qualified to play at the 2004 Girls Junior Olympic
Championships in Houston, Texas. They will represent Arizona in the 12’s
National division. Perhaps their perfect season will continue and the
chance for another title.