Phantoms keep up momentum
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.