16U SunDogs win gold south of the border

The 16U Elite SunDOgs went undefeated to win the 2024 Big Sky Volleyfest in Billings, MT. Pictured (L-R): back row - Travis Cuthbert (coach), Haven Hoover, Zoe Gottselig, Casey Carlson, Danica Jackson. Front row - Dahlia Hermanson, Talya Cuthbert, Ryann Dowdeswell, Peyton LaFontaine, Dapne Dyck, Kylie Carefoot (assistant coach). SUBMITTED PHOTO

The 16U Elite Sundogs were in Billings, MT competing at the 2024 Big Sky Volleyfest on May 4-5. There were 28 teams in seven pools and the girls won, going undefeated.

They earned round robin wins over Black Hills 16 Jenna (NO) (25-16, 25-22), Mountain1 16-1 Natalie (25-21, 25-23), and Monchina 16-2 Shepherd (25-22, 25-19)

They opened the playoffs on Sunday with a three-set win over Douglas Storm:16 (23-25, 25-14, 15-6) and then Empire 15-1 (25-15, 25-14). They earned close wins over Black Hills B16 Green (26-24, 25-23) in the championship match..