Phan­toms keep up mo­men­tum

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY DAVID BERRY

There was no rest for the wicked with many Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham mem­bers back to Mel­bourne for round 11 of Vic­to­rian Vol­ley­ball League af­ter a big week­end at coun­try cham­pi­onships.

Premier men were no match for Rene­gades and now drop to fourth on the lad­der.

They face an im­prov­ing East­side Hawks this week and will do so with cap­tain Matt Gor­don and some doubt on the fit­ness of Matthew Berry and Jimmy Win­zar.

Re­serves men en­joyed a solid three-set vic­tory over East­side Hawks to nar­row the race for the top four now down to five teams.

The team is in fourth spot, per­cent­age ahead of Rene­gades and per­cent­age be­hind sec­ond.

A clash with top-of-the-ta­ble Monash beck­ons this week.

Di­vi­sion two men were hit by player un­avail­abil­ity and suf­fered two losses against Monash teams that were sit­ting one and two re­spec­tively on the lad­der. They have now dropped to fifth and face an im­por­tant game against ninth-placed Yarra this week.

Di­vi­sion three men kept their fi­nals hopes alive with a gutsy four-set win over sec­ond-placed Dan­de­nong White and will en­joy a well-earned rest this week.

Re­serves women made short work of Vic­to­ria Uni to con­sol­i­date their po­si­tion in the top two. A match-up with third­placed Yarra this week and a re­peat win could see the team con­firm the top two and dou­ble chance in the fi­nals.

Di­vi­sion two women were brave in their four-set loss to the un­de­feated Rene­gades White team, which now sees them drop to ninth by per­cent­age out­side the top six.

With four games re­main­ing they will en­joy their break this week and look to bounce back in the last part of the sea­son.

Di­vi­sion three girls suf­fered a five-set loss to Vic­to­ria Uni and drop to third on the lad­der.

This week they will look to bounce back against fifth­placed Dan­de­nong and keep their fi­nals hopes alive.

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