Posted On: 01/11/21 2:04 PM

We know teams have been playing since December but there is a buzz around qualifying tournaments and region league play. The Gateway League and  Heart of American Power League got underway for the 18s age group. We also had the 16s and 17s start their league play. 

Gateway League 18s:

We love when top teams get to go at it early in the year and we had some key matches in St. Louis. The first thing that jumped off the page was the 1 in the loss column for Rockwood Thunder 18 Elite. They are a seasoned team returning many key players but they ran into a strong HPSTL 18 Royal team. 18 Royal went three sets with Rockwood 18 Navy on Saturday, then again went three sets with HP Illinois, with a 20-18 third set prior to the match up with 18 Elite. HPSTL 18 Royal would carry that fire and momentum to a  -17, -23 sweep of Rockwood to finish 7-0 on the weekend. Elite would finish 5-1. Both Rockwood Thunder Navy and Rockwood Thunder White had 5-2 weekends. 

Gateway League 17s:

Rockwood Thunder Elite had a dominating weekend. The most scored by an opponent was 17 points

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