Posted on 09 August 2017
Three Ormiston College Volleyball teams recently competed at the Volleyball Queensland Senior Schools Cup: An Open boys team who played at the new Commonwealth Games venue at Carrara, an Open girls team played at Beenleigh and a Year 9 girls team competed at Cornubia in the Year 11 division.
All teams played some fantastic volleyball over the weekend-long competition, with all three making semi-finals.
The Open girls lost a close semi and were unfortunately beaten in the bronze match to finish fourth. The Year 9 girls were unlucky to meet the gold medallists from last year in the semi, and even though they matched it with Cleveland, they ultimately could not get past their international players. In the bronze medal match the girls brought their best to the court to claim the medal from a determined Brisbane Girls Grammar team. Coach, Paul Dhu was very impressed with the girls’ attitude and commitment to improvement and is looking forward to this transferring to the next round of the TAS competition.
The Open boys played phenomenal volleyball, especially since illness challenged both the team and coaching staff. Their commitment and teamwork was evident as the competition went on, and after some really tense games, they found themselves in the final gold medal match. They proved too strong for their opposition and won in straight sets. Special mention to MVP Isaiah Balshaw who was an incredible captain and really pushed through despite being unwell, to benefit the team.
Miss Stephanie Andronikos
TAS Volleyball Coordinator