Experience is a hit
SIX hours on a bus perfecting their team cheer was a good way to prepare for the State Schools Cup in Toowoomba.
And while the Year 12 Monto State High School girls volleyballers didn’t come home victorious, they finished with a nail-biting quarter-final. After claiming the first set, the girls went down 2–1 after losing the third by just two points.
It was the only game the team lost the whole tournament, but they finished 5th in their division. “The girls won their pool, and they won the 5th and 6th playoff,” coach Danielle Sinclair said.
“All the top five teams were really well matched. Unfortunately that quarter final was just the wrong one to lose.”
Danielle Sinclair All the top five teams were really well matched.
Year 12 players Cassie Stephan and Sammi-Jo Pointon co-captained the team for their last year playing with the Monto team.
“I stopped playing netball a couple of weeks before the tournament, I didn’t want to get injured and not be able to play,” Sammi-Jo said.
“We spent the bus trip down coming up with a good cheer, they are really important when you go to these tournaments,” Cassie said. Mrs Sinclair said the girls had a blast. “They had a few friends they made at the tournament last year, so they all caught up,” she said. “Enemies on the court, friends off the court was the rule they stuck to.”
PLAYED WELL: Volleyball fanatics Simone King, Cassie Stephan and Taylor Steger competed with their Monto State High School team in the Senior Schools Cup at Toowoomba.