Super 8 Volleyball
The 2018 Super 8 Volleyball tournament started on Monday with wins in round 1 and 2 for the team. The round 2 win was against a particularly good Napier Boys' team. The boys' played really well and won 25-13, 25-9 and 25-10. Round 3 saw us play New Plymouth which we won 3-0. This put us in a semi-final against the hosts Gisborne Boys'. Gisborne played Volleyball and pushed us right throughout the match but we ended up winning 3-1.
The final was to played against Napier Boys' who had won their semifinal against Hastings. Napier came out strong and pushed us hard with the game poised at 1 set all. We won the 3rd set comfortably but were in deep trouble in the 4th set, down 19-24. We managed to side out and then serve out the set and claim the Super 8 Volleyball title for 2018.
Cameron O'dea was awarded the player of the day in the final. Sam Henderson (captain), Shi Jie Yong and Hoani Lawrence all made the tournament team.
Congratulations on the effort of the team and individuals.