EVEN though the Hit Heads won against the top team in their last encounter, they could not quite repeat the outcome this time around. The contest was a close encounter with great court play by all players enabling some long rallies and the difference in the first set was the more consistent serving by Local players Renee Faoa, Faasolo Tapuvae, Liz Taylor and Solomon Folosaitu, helping them to a 25-22 win. Tracy Catlin, Sean and Declan Ryan turned the tide the second set that saw Hit Heads win 25-22. Pedro Savouwa, Anita Kinces and Callum Ryan improved for the Hit Heads, but with better passing by Local’s Victoria Tapuvae, Paul Ta’avao and Isaac Stowers, the Locals took out the next two sets 25-20 and won 3-1. Best: Faasolo Tapuvae, Liz Taylor and Renee Faoa.
High Tree Patrol had a dominating 3-0 win against Savage Spikers. In the first set Sarah Rowe, Luke Fiumara and Arcie Mallamace started well for the Savage Spikers, but Tommy Patelesio, Katie and Billy Conroy were able to get their High Tree Patrol team across the line to win 25-17. They also started the second set strong with great serving runs from Kieran Moon, Sarah Howe and Matt Pilosio, going on to win 25-13. Luke Fiumara, Wahi Paw and Violet Wray tried to get Savage Spikers back in the game in the third set, but they could not avail, going down 14-25. Best: Arcie Mallamace, Wahi Paw and Billy Conroy.
Faithful defeated Juniors in a great five-set match. The first set saw a dominating display by the Juniors with Faasolo Tapuvae, Charles Kwan and Isaac Stowers leading them to a 25-16 win. The second set was a closer contest with scores level on many occasions, but it was the strong net play by Locals players Paul Ta’avao and Sai Ratu, hitting their way to a 25-23 win. The third set saw a long serving run by Solomon Folosaitu and then again by Junior Faoa, that saw a 25-16 win to the Locals. Callum Ryan, Faoa Soli, Ben Faoa and Wahi Paw lifted in the fourth set and kept the Juniors in the match, winning 25-21. The deciding set saw Locals get out to an early lead thanks to great play by Tommy Patelesio, Pedro Savouwa and Moji Waqa and running away with a 15-12 win. Best: Faasolo Tapuvae, Isaac Stowers and Solomon Folosaitu.