Bright start to sea­son

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

The sum­mer sea­son of Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham’s C Grade and ju­nior com­pe­ti­tions was off to a bright start on Mon­day night with the high­light be­ing the over­whelm­ing sup­port for the sport.

More than 120 play­ers par­tic­i­pated from ju­niors right through to C Grade ranks, with many new faces show­ing good form and some old faces shak­ing off the rust in a big way.

In C Grade, Blue Group, Team Al­pha Wolf Squadron picked up where it left off last sea­son, record­ing a good win over Mur­toa in a highly en­ter­tain­ing game.

Evie Wal­lace set well for Team Al­pha, com­bin­ing with Brit­tany Baker who hit win­ners to all cor­ners of the court.

Cleo Baker and Eadie Garth-lind­say kept Mur­toa in the game.

In a Red Group, Deadly Spik­ers had their re­venge on the Pic­colo Nuggets from last year’s grand fi­nal with a solid straight-sets win.

The Deadly Spik­ers were well served by Jor­dan Lyall and Max Cole­man, who were clever with their place­ment of the ball.

The Pic­colo Nuggets, sport­ing four new faces from last year’s grand fi­nal side, tried ev­ery­thing to win points but were thwarted by Cole­man and Lyall. New play­ers Reid Davison and Is­abella Nuske showed glimpses of good form.

In the ju­niors, a new-look Saints White, with Van­rika Heldt and Chloe Kelm dis­play­ing good skills, was too strong for the young HC Rebels, win­ning in straight sets.

Yas­inta Grosser tried hard for the Rebels.

A and B grade com­pe­ti­tions get un­der­way tonight with Phan­toms un­der Tim Pop­ple’s lead­er­ship tak­ing on Nathan Berry’s new look Vol­ley­roos.

Last year’s pre­miers Malakos Nuggets also take on a newlook Rhubarb Blue.

The pro­moted Saints will re­ceive a tough ini­ti­a­tion from ex­pe­ri­enced Water­ham­mers in the B Grade opener.

The young Saints boys have stepped into se­nior com­pe­ti­tion for the first time and will look to put into prac­tice what they have learnt over the past year.

In other games, Von Steiger Shad­ows bat­tle En­er­getic Ed­u­ca­tors and reign­ing pre­miers Phan­tom Mas­ters take on the new-look Phan­tom Rangers.

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