No surprises in the final round of volleyball before finals. In Division 2, Purple People Eaters gave High Tree Patrol a good run for their money. The first set saw Grant, Hamish and Louise Johnstone lead the way for People Eaters getting them out to a strong lead. But it was the experience of Billy Conroy, Teala and Sara Howe who got the High Tree Patrol across the line, winning 25-19. Teammates Tommy Patelesio and Keiran Moon had some great serving displays in the second set and went on to win 25-19. The third set saw improvement by People Eaters, with Callum Dunn, Angela Clark, Samone and Josh Martin leading them to a 25-22 win. People Eaters started well in the fourth and it looked like going to a decider, but with some freaky shots by High Tree Patrol’s Katie Conroy and Matt Pilosio, they were able to win 25-20 and the match 3-1. Best: Grant Johnstone, Sara Howe and Billy Conroy.
Top team Locals had a 3-0 win against the bottom team Savage Spikers. Solomon Folosaitu, Faasolo and Victoria Tapuvae were aided by the return of Liz Taylor, proving the difference in the first set with serving their way to a 25-20 win. With a few Savage Spikers players away for the week, new player Frankie Cirillo, Allanah and Josie Veness tried hard, but lost the second set 25-16. Arcie Mellamace, Luke and Alice Fiumara combined well to get their Savage Spikers off to a great start in the third set, but with the experience of Locals players Faoa and Faaleaga Soli, working well with young Junior Faoa, saw the them close out the match with a 25-18 win. Best: Allanah Veness, Luke Fiumara and Faaleaga Soli.
In Division 1, Tree Surgeons had a good 3-1 win against Juniors to finish the regular season. In the first set, Juniors’ Faoa Soli, Moji Waqa and Solomon Folosaitu combined well at the net and they went on to win 25-22. In the second set Tree Surgeons’ Marika Banuvae, Petero Taitusi and Tommy Patelesio showed some great spiking, winning 25-22. Wahi Paw, Callum Ryan, Junior and Ben Faoa improved but couldn’t get across the line, going down 25-17. The fourth saw Tree Surgeons too strong with Grant Johnston, Billy Conroy, Sean and Declan Ryan showing some smarter court play, closing out the match 25-14.