Club 2022-2023

Falcon11

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Looks like Attack had a great weekend overall. Just about every team at least making gold, both 14s and 15s taking home hardware.
Some decent finished for a couple of the Ohio teams this weeked

Vanguard 18-1 2nd place in Open
Cinci Attack 18-1 5th place in Open
Vanguard 17-1 3rd pace in Open
Cinci Attack 15-1 1st place in Open
Cinci Attack 14-1 1st place in Open
Not to downplay the two clubs' achievements - the teams played well. But the overall level of the tournament seemed to be below what the Detroit tournament was last year.
 
Not to downplay the two clubs' achievements - the teams played well. But the overall level of the tournament seemed to be below what the Detroit tournament was last year.
Overall you're definitely right but there were still some notable clubs such as 630, High Performance, and Adversity to name a few so it's certainly better than just going up against Academy, A2, Fury, and OP for the millionth time.

This tournament seemed like a good middle ground and with such good results plus a few more weeks of practice, I'm excited to see what these teams can do in Chicago and St. Louis.
 

Falcon11

Active member
OPVC 18 purple Defeats Attack 18 Black in 2 sets without Owen Walsh, any thoughts?
When he wants to be, Bentley Meyer can be the best OH in the gym. The St X core 4 of that team do enough so that the other "holes" aren't important.

And not only did they beat 18 Black in 2, but then beat Academy 18 Adidas. They lost in the finals to C2 17s and played them pretty tough.

The twins are very good, the OH doesn't overpower you but just tools blocks and finds open court.

With Walsh does 18 Black win? Probably, yeah. He's worth two points per set I'd say which makes those tight losses possible wins.

I know not everyone loves Berk as a coach, but his teams undeniably improve each year.
 
When he wants to be, Bentley Meyer can be the best OH in the gym. The St X core 4 of that team do enough so that the other "holes" aren't important.

And not only did they beat 18 Black in 2, but then beat Academy 18 Adidas. They lost in the finals to C2 17s and played them pretty tough.

The twins are very good, the OH doesn't overpower you but just tools blocks and finds open court.

With Walsh does 18 Black win? Probably, yeah. He's worth two points per set I'd say which makes those tight losses possible wins.

I know not everyone loves Berk as a coach, but his teams undeniably improve each year.
Yes I agree, the past two years he has coached an OP team that doesn't have many expectations but manages to compete with the best teams attack has to offer.
 

VBFAN24

Active member
In my opinion this 18 Black team has underachieved all year. There are to many weapons, with or without Walsh, to lose to OP. It seems to me that the only spot on their roster that is below average is opposite. Surprised they haven't tried to move Wheatley or Tombragel to the the right side.
 

Butters McSauce

New member
Certainly a disappointing result for Attack, when they also in theory could have had Meyer on the Black team had he been offered. The tournaments are going to start coming quick, so hopefully they can pick themselves up and get some good results
 
When he wants to be, Bentley Meyer can be the best OH in the gym. The St X core 4 of that team do enough so that the other "holes" aren't important.

And not only did they beat 18 Black in 2, but then beat Academy 18 Adidas. They lost in the finals to C2 17s and played them pretty tough.

The twins are very good, the OH doesn't overpower you but just tools blocks and finds open court.

With Walsh does 18 Black win? Probably, yeah. He's worth two points per set I'd say which makes those tight losses possible wins.

I know not everyone loves Berk as a coach, but his teams undeniably improve each year.
After re-watching the game, what you said about the twins is very true a lot of OP's points were scored off of aiming for difficult spots to cover on hits and serves.
 

MyNameIsDoug?

Well-known member
Certainly a disappointing result for Attack, when they also in theory could have had Meyer on the Black team had he been offered. The tournaments are going to start coming quick, so hopefully they can pick themselves up and get some good results
Bentley should have been offered a spot on 18 Black. I've heard he was offered 18 Red. Now, could've been an attitude thing or something like that given Falcon's "when he wants to be" comment or maybe he didn't wanna accept the role he was being offered, but I have to think he could've, maybe should've, made it over Hagerty and DS Monnin. Possibly Threm, too, but he's good to have for scenarios like last weekend where Walsh isn't playing and you need another middle.
 

MyNameIsDoug?

Well-known member
When he wants to be, Bentley Meyer can be the best OH in the gym. The St X core 4 of that team do enough so that the other "holes" aren't important.

And not only did they beat 18 Black in 2, but then beat Academy 18 Adidas. They lost in the finals to C2 17s and played them pretty tough.

The twins are very good, the OH doesn't overpower you but just tools blocks and finds open court.

With Walsh does 18 Black win? Probably, yeah. He's worth two points per set I'd say which makes those tight losses possible wins.

I know not everyone loves Berk as a coach, but his teams undeniably improve each year.
I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone say he's a bad coach when it comes to the actual game, but his personality is awful. Way too full of himself, comes across as arrogant and condescending more often than not.
 
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