Round 1 proved to be a great start for our volleyball teams.
Year 7 volleyballers won three sets against Redeemer. The students displayed great team spirit and sportsmanship and kept encouraging each other throughout the match. With only three training sessions under their belt, the team is showing great promise and skills are quickly developing. Training continues this week Wednesday and Thursday morning at 7.00 am and Friday after school.
The Year 8 team continued the winning form from last year, easily accounting for Redeemer in the first two sets before trying to play more fancy volleyball and going down in the third. A lesson to be learned and back to the training courts this week should see the boys get back to their 3-0 winning ways. Ewan Marr and Woody Holmes were stand outs this week, followed by some great blocking action from Luke Sloan and Tom White.
The final game on the outdoors court saw the Year 9 team play some of their best volleyball for two years to consistently send dig-set-spikes back over the net. Some off season growth spurts and endurance training have seen the boys rocket in height and abilities above the opposition. Vincent D’Amico showing his increase in his athleticism and jumping to in the front court and Josh Henwood showing his calm and cool head in passing and setting. Well done boys.
The Year 10 boys, putting their newly learned system into place, dominated the first two sets before going down in the third. With new setting rotations and an attacking system, the boys have a lot of work ahead of them to master these more advanced skills. Josh Knowles is still very strong in the front court, send down hard spikes with Ben Allen setting and controlling the court in his role as playmaker.
The Seconds began a little scratchy with a newly put together team, but gelled nicely half way through the first set to power their way to a 3-0 victory. With Aiden Andrews and Nino Hatzifotis setting some great outside balls and Ben Miller and Luka Matic finishing the spikes down the line, this team will only get better the more they play together.
The Firsts saw another opening season epic five setter going down to the wire. With each team taking point for point, set for set, it came down to the cool head of Kurt Frampton and his serving in the final set to give the boys a lead that would eventually win them the game. Some brilliant quick balls through the middle by Alistair Swann, and hard spikes outside by Braiden Sherrin and Wes Rowe, captain Izzy Balshaw was happy with the outcome, but concedes there is still a lot of work to be done.