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VOLLEY AZINE OF THE AG M LY K EE W 13) UNE 28-29, 20 ROUND 12 (J

LEAGUE

H T F I F S V FOURTH

y t f o l t m vs S L N A N O I I F E L H T R O F T H USC G I F


COVER IMAGE: USC Lion and Mt Lofty men go head-to-head as they look to secure a finals berth.

LEADERBOARD AFTER RD 11

R11 TOT

1

CooperPeacock

3

52

2

Pafagel

3

48

3

twest

2

48

4

Grumpy

1

45

5

Lofty

4

45

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STREAK STOPPERS:Austral ended USC’s undefeated start to 2013.

NORTHERN KNIGHTS

Knights close in on top four

N

ORTHERN Knights heaped pressure on the top four,

defeating South Adelaide 3-1 in their men’s State League reserves clash at Mt Lofty Sports Centre on Saturday. South entered the contest in third position, but the fifth placed Knights gained the upper hand with victory in a tight opening set. After South levelled the contest at 1-1, the Knights bounced back with a dominant third set performance as they went on to record a fifth win of the season. Jack Montgomery was powerful for the Knights, ahead of their clash with second-placed Mt Lofty next weekend. In other results, the Knights’ women lost to South in straight sets as they fell to an eleventh loss of the season.

MEN

NORTHERN KNIGHTS SOUTH ADELAIDE

3 1

25-23 23-25 25-6 25-14

WOMEN SOUTH ADELAIDE

NORTHERN KNIGHTS 25-18 25-23 25-13

LION LOSE PERFECTION, HAWKS TOPPLE BEARS

T

BY DAVID PENROSE and ELLIOT KING

he race for a finals berth has been thrown wide open in both competitions, with the winner in five of last weekend’s matches ranked lower on the ladder. Both first place sides lost, with USC’s women losing their perfect record.

H

enley Hawks have moved one game clear of South Adelaide on the men’s State League table after a hard fought victory over Norwood at Brighton Secondary School on Friday night. The Hawks were consistent throughout the gruelling five-set match, which was sparked by the Hawks energetic first set. The setting of Brad Tutton allowed 2004 Olympian Andrew

Earl to swing freely, wreaking havoc on the Norwood block. The win leaves Henley in a strong position to claim a double chance in the finals if they are able to remain in the top two. Henley’s women also produced an impressive performance, downing Norwood in straight sets to hold their spot in the top four.

SC Lion has lost their perfeect record in the women’s competition, defeated by Austral Phoenix in a five-set contest. Austral desperately needed a win to keep their finals chances alive, found themselves trailing 2-1 despite taking the first set. Phoenix recovered, claiming a tight fifth set to record their fourth win of the season. Hannah Berman was prominent

for Austral, who remain in fifth. Lion - looking to win their seventh-consecutive premiership in 2013 - had won their first ten games of the season. Meanwhile, Austral’s men defeated fancied USC to set up a tight race to the finals. Austral remain at the foot of the table, but trail USC Lion and Mt Lofty by only one win.

t Lofty has continued its charge to the finals, defeating South Adelaide in their men’s clash at Mt Lofty Sports Centre last Saturday. Lofty had answers for every South challenge, as they secured a comfortable straight-sets victory against their higherranked opponents. Chris Gosling was solid for South, but they struggled to handle Sam

Boehm. With the result Mt Lofty drew level with USC Lion on four wins, ahead of their important clash this Friday night. In other results, South’s women remain winless after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Lofty. South have four rounds remaining to avoid a winless 2013, while Mt Lofty are well placed for a finals double chance.

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RESULTS (ROUND 11) VS MEN HENLEY HAWKS

3

NORWOOD BEARS

2

25-16 20-25 21-25 25-14 15-13

WOMEN HENLEY HAWKS

3

NORWOOD BEARS

0

25-22 25-17 25-13

VS MEN AUSTRAL PHOENIX

3

USC LION

25-17 21-25 26-28 25-19

2

15-7

WOMEN AUSTRAL PHOENIX

3

USC LION

2

25-15 27-29 23-25 25-15 15-12

VS MEN MT LOFTY

SOUTH ADELAIDE

25-20 26-24 25-18

3 0

WOMEN MT LOFTY

SOUTH ADELAIDE

25-15 25-23 25-16

3 0


australian JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEAGUE MEN ROUND 12 PREVIEW WHO’S PLAYING?

U/23 MEN BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

1

v NORWOOD MT LOFTY

1

28/06/13

07:00 PM

USC LION

v MT LOFTY

29/06/13

02:00 PM

SOUTH

29/06/13

12:00 PM

AUSTRAL

v HENLEY

MATCH OF THE ROUND (FRIDAY 07:00PM)

USC LION VS MT LOFTY

USC Lion and Mt Lofty battle in a huge Friday night clash, with the winner to end the round in fourth position. With only three rounds remaining when State League returns after the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships, it leaves the winner of this contest in a very strong position to play finals. Lion face Norwood (1st), Henley (2nd), and South (3rd) in a daunting run home. Lofty also face Norwood and Henley, but not before a clash with an Austral outfit also looking to make a finals charge. Mt Lofty were impressive in their straight-sets win over South last weekend, as South struggled to contain Sam Boehm. Lion were on the wrong side of a five-set battle with Austral, despite a strong performance from Adam Diamanti. RECENT RESULTS: MT LOFTY 4, USC LION 1 (SINCE 2012) RD 07, 2013

MT LOFTY

3-1

25-21 25-19 20-25 25-20

RD 15, 2012

MT LOFTY

3-0

25-22 25-16 25-21 27-25

RD 02, 2013

USC LION

3-1

13-25 25-15 25-20 25-16

LEAGUE WOMEN ROUND 12 PREVIEW WHO’S PLAYING? 28/06/13

08:30 PM

USC LION

v MT LOFTY

BRIGHTON

29/06/13

02:00 PM

AUSTRAL

v HENLEY

MT LOFTY

29/06/13

12:00 PM

SOUTH

v NORWOOD MT LOFTY

1 2 2

MATCH OF THE ROUND (SATURDAY 02:00PM)

AUSTRAL PHOENIX VS HENLEY HAWKS

RECENT RESULTS: AUSTRAL 4, HENLEY 1 (SINCE 2012) RD 07, 2013

AUSTRAL

3-2

25-23 25-27 25-15 22-25 16-14

RD 12, 2012

AUSTRAL

3-1

24-26 25-16 25-22 25-23

RD 02, 2013

HENLEY

3-2

23-25 17-25 25-16 25-17

Luke BONSER Brendan CLEWES Lewis EINARSON Sam HALLIDAY Sam LAMBEFF Lewis MCDONALD Ryan MONTGOMERY Grant MUTTON Rory WELSH Brad WOOD Rhys WOOD SCHEDULE MON 08 TUE 09 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13

v v v v v v

U/19 MEN

15-11

VICTORIA ACT GOLD NSW ACT BLUE QUEENSLAND WA FINALS SQUAD

Tim BERRY Nick BLEWETT Jordand COLOTTI Regan FATHERS Simon GRAY Jake MCINTYRE Damien NICHOLLS Stephen RUDD Seb STEVENS Rhys WOOD SCHEDULE MON 08 TUE 09 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13

v v v v v v

U/17 MEN

Both sides pulled off shock results last round, as the race for a finals spot heats up. Phoenix ended the undefeated season of USC Lion, holding on in a gruelling five-set battle. Henley’s win over Norwood was not so much of a surprise, but the manner they did it in was. The Hawks won 3-0 over the in form Bears, with Beccharra Palmer leading the way. It was a result which left the Hawks a win clear, in fourth spot, of Austral. Phoenix play Mt Lofty (2nd), South (6th), and Norwood (3rd) in the final three rounds. Henley have South, USC Lion (1st), and Mt Lofty. With so much at stake, the sides could well endure a third five-set contest against each other in 2013.

SQUAD

QLD WHITE NSW VIC BLUE VIC WHITE QLD MAROON WA FINALS

SQUAD Brad APPLEBEE Simon COAT Sam COLDWELL Angus KIRKMAN Conal MCAINSH Jarred MCEVOY Lorenzo VEZZOSI Elliot VILES Tom WASS Ben WILLIAMSON SCHEDULE MON 08 v VIC EAST v ACT TUE 09 v WA BLACK WED 10 v QLD WHITE v VIC BLUE THU 11 v WA GOLD v VIC WEST FRI 12 v NSW v QLD MAROON SAT 13 FINALS

U/23 WOMEN

SQUAD

Cherise BOOTHEY Josie CAMPBELL Frances DUDDY Alice LYNCH Eva HOWAT Georgia REED Rebecca REEVE Simone SCHUBERT Jess SMALE Sarah TRESTRAIL SCHEDULE MON 08 TUE 09 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13

v v v v v

QUEENSLAND NSW VICTORIA ACT WA FINALS

U/19 WOMEN

SQUAD

Maddie GURR Yvette HALSTEAD Brit KENDALL Renee KOSONEN Nikki LAMMING-SLADE Courtney PROCTOR Mia SURAHARJO Bayley VALENTINE Lily WARDLEWORTH Georgia WILLIAMSON SCHEDULE MON 08 TUE 09 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13

v v v v v v

WA VIC WHITE NSW QUEENSLAND ACT VIC BLUE FINALS

U/17 WOMEN

SQUAD Jose ADOLPHI Tahlia BRYANT Maddie JONES Angus KIRKMAN Tylah KENDALL Maddy MARK-SEYMOUR Jackie PICKERING Rachel REEVE Asha THURLOW Kelly VAN DER LINDE Phoebe WITTWER-SMITH SCHEDULE MON 08 v NSW v QLD WHITE TUE 09 v ACT BLUE WED 10 v WA BLACK v VIC EAST THU 11 POOL GAME POOL GAME FRI 12 POOL GAME POOL GAME SAT 13 FINALS

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RESULTS (ROUND 11) RESERVES MEN MT LOFTY KNIGHTS

NORWOOD MT LOFTY

1

d AUSTRAL d SOUTH

d HENLEY

d USC LION

RESERVES WOMEN AUSTRAL

NORWOOD SOUTH

USC LION

Standings (after round 11)

d MT LOFTY d HENLEY

d KNIGHTS

d MT LOFTY

DIV ONE MEN

2

3

3-0 25-21 25-21 25-23 3-1 25-23 23-25

25-6

4

5

25-14

3-1 15-25 25-20 25-19 25-16 2

3

4

5

3-0 25-14 25-20 26-24

SOUTH ADELAIDE

4

4

5

KNIGHTS G

d MT LOFTY 1

3-2 26-24 18-25 20-25 25-23 16-14

1

NORWOOD

d USC LION

3-2 14-25 25-22 25-23 22-25 15-11

3

HENLEY

AUSTRAL

d MT LOFTY 2 d KNIGHTS W

DIV ONE WOMEN

3-2 23-25 18-25 25-18 26-24 3-0

25-8

2

3

HENLEY

d KNIGHTS

3-0

25-5

25-7

25-14

AUSTRAL W

d MT LOFTY

3-0 25-13

25-2

25-18

NORWOOD W d AUSTRAL P USC LION

d SOUTH

NORWOOD E d AUSTRAL P

15-8

25-16 25-16

1

4

5

3-1 25-17 19-25 25-13 25-13

08:30 PM

HENLEY

v SOUTH

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

2

20/07/13

04:00 PM

NORWOOD

v USC LION

MT LOFTY

2

v AUSTRAL

LEAGUE WOMEN 19/07/13 20/07/13 20/07/13

07:00 PM 02:00 PM 04:00 PM

VENUE/COURT HENLEY

NORWOOD MT LOFTY

v SOUTH

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

1

v AUSTRAL

MT LOFTY

1

v USC LION

RESERVES MEN

VENUE/COURT

20/07/13

09:00 AM

USC LION

v MT LOFTY

MT LOFTY

2

MT LOFTY

2

20/07/13

12:00 PM

AUSTRAL

v SOUTH

MT LOFTY

2

20/07/13

10:30 AM

KNIGHTS

v HENLEY

RESERVES WOMEN 20/07/13 20/07/13 20/07/13

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

12:00 PM

AUSTRAL KNIGHTS

USC LION

VENUE/COURT v SOUTH

v HENLEY

v MT LOFTY

5 6

AUSTRAL

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

FULL STATE LEAGUE DRAW & RESULTS: www.volleyballsa.com.au/stateleague/draws

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USC LION

NORWOOD

MT LOFTY HENLEY

AUSTRAL

SOUTH ADELAIDE

NORWOOD

3

AUSTRAL

6 7

L

SF

SA

S%

P%

PTS

9

2

29

13

69

53

29

11

6

5

22

22

50

49

23

P

W

L

SF

SA

S%

P%

PTS

     

11

10

1

32

9

78

55

31

11

6

5

21

20

51

49

23

P

W

L

SF

SA

S%

P%

PTS

      

11

9

2

29

16

64

52

MT LOFTY

29

11

6

5

23

25

48

50

SOUTH ADELAIDE

23

KNIGHTS

USC LION HENLEY

RESERVES WOMEN 1

USC LION

3

AUSTRAL

2 4 5 6 7

SOUTH ADELAIDE NORWOOD HENLEY

MT LOFTY KNIGHTS

      

DIV ONE MEN 1

NORWOOD

3

AUSTRAL

2 4 5 6

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MT LOFTY

1

5 VENUE/COURT

MT LOFTY

4

4

19/07/13

02:00 PM

2

2

3-0 25-21 25-19 25-19

UPCOMING fixtures (round 13) 20/07/13

USC LION

W

11

RESERVES MEN

3-0 25-10 25-12 25-15

LEAGUE MEN

HENLEY

P

     

11 11 11 11

7 4 4 3

4 7 7 8

27 19 17 15

19 22 25 28

59 46 40 35

51 50 49 48

25 19 19 17

LEAGUE WOMEN

3-0 25-22 25-15 25-20 3

3

6

3-0 25-18 25-23 25-13 2

NORWOOD

5

3-1 18-25 27-25 25-19 25-21

1

1 2

3-0 25-16 25-11 25-20 1

LEAGUE MEN

7 8 9

SOUTH ADELAIDE MT LOFTY 2 MT LOFTY 1 HENLEY

USC LION

KNIGHTS GREEN KNIGHTS WHITE

        

DIV ONE WOMEN 1

AUSTRAL WHITE

3

NORWOOD WEST

2 4 5 6 7 8 9

USC LION

SOUTH ADELAIDE HENLEY

NORWOOD EAST

AUSTRAL PURPLE MT LOFTY KNIGHTS

        

11 11 11 11

10 10 11 11 9

8 5 4 0

7 6 5 2 2

3 6 7

11

3 4 6 9 7

26

13

20

24

20 5

25 24 23 12 16

P

W

L

SF

11

10

1

30

11

7

4

10 11

10 10 11

9 5 3 3 0

1 6 7 7

11

25 33

15 19 20 31 24

67 45 44 13

63 56 53 30 40

54 49 49 44

53 51 51 46 49

27 21 19 11

24 22 21 14 13

SA

S%

P%

PTS

9

77

54

31

24

16

60

51

25

15

25

28 24 12 7

11

25 21 33

72 49 38 36 18

55 49 50 49 42

28 21 16 16 11

P

W

L

SF

SA

S%

P%

PTS

13

9

4

32

19

63

52

31

12

8

4

30

16

65

53

28

27

21

11

13 12 12 12 12 11

9 7 7 5 5 4

2 6 5 7 7 8

31 24 22 20 16

27 25 25 28

47 56 47 44 36

48 51 50 49 49

27 26 22 22 20

W

L

SF

SA

S%

P%

PTS

13

11

2

35

13

73

57

35

12

9

3

32

13

71

55

30

12 12 11

12 12 11

8 7 5 3 2 0

4 5 6 9

10 11

30 28 26 21 11

10 0

15 20 18 21 29 31 33

67 58 59 50 28 24 0

40

29

P

4

8

57

11

9

33

74

0

13

3

11

54 52 54 50 44 43 32

11

31 28 26 21 18 16 11


VSA Weekly Dig Round 12, 2013