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Richmond volleyball boys show heart for silver

Air Attack 15U has only seven players on the roster and lost all of their first round games
The 15U Air Attack volleyball team with their silver medals

Despite having only seven players on the roster – and one of them just returning from a broken ankle – the Richmond-based Air Attack 15U volleyball team defied the odds at the 2022 Nationals in Edmonton.

The boys stumbled into the tournament with a short bench and, unsurprisingly, lost every single set on the first day.

However, they regrouped and crawled back into the competition, playing a different system and learning new positions on the fly.

That was the “TSN turning point” for the boys, who won all of their sudden death play-off games that day, en route to the tier 2 gold medal game.

Unfortunately, Air Attack simply ran out of gas, with one player having to be helped off the court.

But, as well as coming home with a silver medal, the team shot up the national rankings by 18 to get into the top 10 in Canada.