GVB: Doughty, Minnich win AAU Junior Florida Open

Danica Minnich is third from left, and Doughty is fourth from left.

Wearing gold medals are Danica Minnich, third from left, and Josie Doughty, fourth from left.

Josie Doughty and Danica Minnich defeated a team from Tennessee to win the 15U division at the AAU Junior Florida Open on Saturday at the Orlando Sports Center.

Doughty/Minnich went 6-0 in pool play and play-offs beating teams from Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia before advancing to the championship game in which they won 21-18.

Doughty and Minnich are in-coming juniors at Dos Pueblos High School. The pair traveled to Florida for the week-long AAU Indoor Volleyball National Championships with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club 15U Team.

Doughty and Minnich have advanced to the AAU Junior Olympics to be held in Hermosa Beach in July.