Posted On: 01/16/21 10:38 PM

It was a great day at the Richmond Convention Center for the 17th annual Volley by the James tournament (formerly named the Monument City Classic). Day one in downtown Richmond featured the 17 and 18 age groups for the Club and Open divisions. The weather was mild for mid-January in the River City. The Richmond Volleyball Club event staff did an amazing job with organizing and helping to implement the safety protocols to help ensure the safety of the staff and participants. The 18 Open has a total of 9 teams participating with 7 coming from the Commonwealth and 2 from Maryland for the top division of the oldest age group. The pools are very competitive with lots of high caliber players on each team.

As expected, Paramount Volleyball 18s was dominant in their first two matches, allowing 58 total points in their first 4 sets against St James and MVSA of Maryland. Maryland Juniors also started strong with wins in their first two matches, besting Coastal Hampton Roads and CORE VA Platinum in two sweeps. Vienna Elite 18 L was the other

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