Old Guns too strong for Volleyball is Life

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

With the fi­nals series just a month away, the race to the top of the lad­der con­tin­ues to be a tight one as the Old Guns fire them­selves to sec­ond place.

De­spite the windy con­di­tions, Old Guns picked up a com­fort­able win over Volleyball is Life on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10, in round 15 of com­pe­ti­tion.

It was a pretty even start to the match with both teams ini­tially strug­gling to con­trol the ball against the breeze.

How­ever, a lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween team­mates proved to be Volleyball is Life’s down­fall as Old Guns soon picked up steam.

With great serves by Blaire Groe­nen­berg and Steve Nor­man, and a strong front court ef­fort by Mick Groe­nen­berg, Old Guns took out the first set 25-8.

Des­per­ate to re­main in con­tention, Volleyball is Life be­gan to show promis­ing signs of a come­back early in the sec­ond set.

How­ever, fun­da­men­tal er­rors and strong serves by Old Guns’ Shane Dahlstrom cost Volleyball is Life the sec­ond set, with Old Guns win­ning 25-9.

The fi­nal set of the match saw much of the same pat­terns with Old Guns quick to build an early lead, thanks to strong ef­forts by Nor­man, Mick Groe­nen­berg and Troy Dahlstrom.

As the wind came back into play, Volleyball is Life strug­gled to get the first pass, re­sult­ing in Old Guns tak­ing the set and the match 25-8.

Else­where, Al­ter­na­tive Pan­cakes edged out Avengers 3-0 in a closely fought match, Sandy Badgers de­feated Safe Sets 3-0, Is­lan­ders beat Beta Block­ers 3-0, and Set for Life con­tin­ued their reign atop the lad­der with a 3-0 vic­tory over Vol­ley­brawlers.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Old Guns' Shane Dahlstrom spikes the ball as Jar­dine Mac­don­ald looks to block.

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