Volleyball vs Knox

1sts VI Summer 2021 Team
2nds VI Summer 2021 Team.

Trinity 2nd VI defeated Knox 3rd VI 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-10)

Last Saturday, the Trinity 2nd VI played against a tall Knox 3rd side, due to Waverley not having a volleyball team during the summer season. However, the height and power of the opposing team did not deter the Trinity side, as we went on to win the game 3-0.

The game began rather slowly, with most of Trinity’s points being off unforced errors from the Knox side. This changed when Eric Mihas (11La) was able to score several service aces off the bench, widening the gap between the two teams, as well as motivating Trinity to play at full capacity, as we saw Josh Munter (10Hi) setting consistently and accurately, allowing our spikers to score many point against Knox. Our defence was also solid, with Jim O’Brien (12WJ) becoming a dominant blocker on the net, shutting down the Knox spikers.

Trinity’s aggressive offensive power continued into the second set, with strong hits from Blake Plavsic (12WH) down the middle, spiking past Knox’s tallest blocker, as well as many smart tips and hits over the block from Michael Park (11Yo). Trinity’s serving also created problems for the Knox side, as David Tsai (11Ho) destroyed the Knox passing, forcing a timeout. Thus, Trinity was able to easily take the second set from Knox.

In the final set, after a pep talk from our coaches, Trinity’s defence really shone, with communication being the best so far this season. Trinity rarely let the ball drop with players like Keshav Baldeo (11He) and Tyrone Ponggun (11WH) leading the backcourt and picking up any tricky free balls that the Knox side hit over the net. Once again, Trinity dominated on the net, with Patrick Mansfield (11Ke) hitting many tricky sets around the block into tight spots, as well as making himself known as a blocker, allowing for easy pickups on Knox’s hits. Through our combined efforts, Trinity was able to take the third set and the game.

Overall, the 2nd VI played extremely well in the weekend, showcasing their offensive power and defensive prowess. Next week, Trinity will take on the Knox 2nd VI, in what will be a tough game.

Keagan Tran (11WH) | 2nd VI Captain

Jim O’Brien (12WJ) smashing the ball past the block.
Keshav Baldeo (11He) going for a ball in back court.

Trinity defeated Barker (25-22, 25-15, 15-10)

This weekend, the 3rds had an interesting day when the opponents turned up with only four players on their team. Lucky for them, we had two volunteers Matthew Warrilow (10Yo) and Kevin Zhong (11He) go over and fill in for missing spots.

We started slowly with some mistakes that set us back a few points, but we gradually won back the points and took the lead. Our offensive side was mostly serving, executed by Farhan Tamboli (11Ar) and Jeremy Chia (11WH) giving opponents a hard time putting the ball back over the net.

We collected ourselves back together in the second set where we made little mistakes at that time. Sam Thanopoulos (12Hi) really came through and dealt some pretty hard hits which got everyone more excited for the remainder of the game.

The third set was fun as everyone was much more relaxed and could play without much game pressure and it was over quickly with everyone enjoying the game. A special thanks to Benjamin Powell (12Ho) and Edward Feng (12Yo) for keeping a scoresheet so meticulously that it was a work of art. 

Scott Feng (10Yo) | 3rds VI Captain

The 3rds getting ready to receive serve.

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