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ATE LEAGUE EYBALL SA ST LL VO E TH F AZINE O 7, 2013) WEEKLY MAG D (APRIL 26-2 N U O R AC Z N ROUND 4 - A

GRAND FINAL REMATCH MT LOFTY VS

NORWOOD

INSIDE ROUND 3 RECAP ROUND 4 PREVIEW TIPPING LADDER U/15 BOYS & GIRLS


LEADERBOARD AFTER RD 3

RD3 TOT

1

CooperPeacock

4

16

2

Justin93

4

15

3

Grumpy

5

14

4

Pafagel

4

14

5

anaconda_2216

4

13

6

Camacattack

5

13

7

Frosty

5

13

8

Rio

5

13

9

Rusty

4

13

10 Scott

4

13

NORTHERN KNIGHTS

Knights’ charge

T

he Northern Knights have secured their first victory of the State League reserves season after their men defeated USC Lion 3-0 at Mt Lofty Sports Centre on Saturday. The Knights claimed a tight opening set over Lion before recording a straight-sets win. Matt Grace was instrumental for the Knights as they moved into fourth place. The Knights’ women fell to Lion 3-0, keeping them winless after four games.

RESERVES WRAP

Bears roll on

T

he Norwood Bears have maintained their unbeaten start to the men’s State League reserves competition, overcoming Austral 3-1. Norwood recovered after dropping the first set, to improve their record to 4-0 for the season. South Adelaide’s women remain top, with a 3-0 record, despite having the weekend off with a bye. Lion are the only other undefeated side in the women’s competition after they defeated Knights 3-0. COVER IMAGE:

Mt Lofty & Norwood prepare for battle in a grand final rematch.

© Peter Argent / Volleyball SA

BEARS GROWL: Norwood’s men ended USC’s unbeaten start.

PICTURES: Peter Argent & VSA Archives (2010)

BEARS TOPPLE LION, HAWKS SET UP UNDEFEATED BATTLE

R

DAVID PENROSE

ound three State League action saw Norwood overcome Lion in a top-of-the-table men’s clash, Austral secure their first victory, and in the women’s competition Henley and USC Lion continue their undefeated starts.

H

enley’s women continued their remarkable start to the 2013 State League season, defeating South Adelaide 3-2 at Brighton Secondary School last Friday night. Trailing 2-1, Henley recovered to win in five sets to deny South its first win of the season. Henley have now won their first three games of the season, after going winless last year.

N

orwood remain the only undefeated side in the men’s State League, winning a four set contest against USC Lion at Mt Lofty Sports Centre last Saturday. The Bears claimed the first set with little difficulty before the match turned into an armwrestle. USC controlled the second set, as Norwood fell to 2-7 and

A

ustral Phoenix has secured its first victory of the men’s State League season, overcoming Mt Lofty in straight-sets at the Mt Lofty Sports Centre on Saturday. Phoenix took advantage of an understrength Mt Lofty as they moved off the bottom of the ladder with a 3-0 victory. Rhys Wood was prominent for Austral, while reigning Ray

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Becchara Palmer, playing as libero, was heavily involved for Henley as they set up a top of the table clash with USC Lion next round. Henley’s men were also involved in a five-set battle, falling to South Adelaide despite leading 2-1. Elliot King was impressive for South, as they moved into third position after three rounds. then 21-24, before a run of five straight points to the Bears saw Lion facing a two-set deficit. The powerful Sam Halliday combined well with setter Tomas West to cement a Norwood victory. Meanwhile, Emma McEwen guided USC’s women to a third straight win as they defeated the Bears 3-1. Norwood’s women sit fourth.

Harris Award winner Fraser Smith also came up with some big plays at crucial moments. Mt Lofty remain winless after three rounds. Austral’s women were on the wrong side of a four-set contest with Mt Lofty despite the best efforts of Beth Carey. Sarah Choat was influential for Mt Lofty, as they maintained their place in the top four.

RESULTS (ROUND 3) VS MEN SOUTH ADELAIDE

3

HENLEY HAWKS

2

25-18 15-25 24-26 29-27 15-11

WOMEN HENLEY HAWKS

3

SOUTH ADELAIDE

2

22-25 25-15 23-25 25-18 15-11

VS MEN NORWOOD BEARS

3

USC LION

25-18 26-24 21-25 25-20

1

WOMEN USC LION

3

NORWOOD BEARS

25-16 25-15 19-25 25-22

1

VS MEN AUSTRAL PHOENIX MT LOFTY

25-19 25-16 25-20

3 0

WOMEN MT LOFTY

AUSTRAL PHOENIX

25-12 22-25 25-23 25-10

3 1


AUSTRALIAN U15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEAGUE MEN ROUND 4 PREVIEW WHO’S PLAYING?

SA: The champion state

FRIDAY

07:00 PM

HENLEY

v USC LION

BRIGHTON

SATURDAY

04:00 PM

AUSTRAL

v SOUTH

MT LOFTY

SATURDAY

02:00 PM

MT LOFTY

v NORWOOD MT LOFTY

1 1 1

MATCH OF THE ROUND (SATURDAY 2pm)

MT LOFTY VS NORWOOD Last year’s grand finalist enter this weekend’s rematch in contrasting fashion - with Norwood unbeaten atop the table and Mt Lofty languishing at the foot of the ladder and searching for its first win. Norwood have conquered all challenges so far in 2013, with the previously unbeaten USC the most recent casualty. Sam Halliday put in a powerful perfomance for Norwood, and with setter Tomas West also perfoming well the Bears will be hoping to continue their best start to a season since 2011. Under-strength Mt Lofty dropped a three-set contest to Austral Phoenix last week, dropping to bottom place in the process, and will be keen to open their account against the unbeaten Bears. RECENT MEETINGS: GF, 2012 SF, 2012

RD 16, 2012 RD 11, 2012

RD 06, 2012

MT LOFTY

3-0

25-17 25-23 25-22

NORWOOD

3-1

22-25 25-18 25-19 30-28

NORWOOD NORWOOD NORWOOD

3-1 3-0 3-1

17-25 25-14 25-14 25-21

21-25 25-15 25-20 25-17

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

2

v NORWOOD MT LOFTY

2

FRIDAY

08:30 PM

HENLEY

v USC LION

SATURDAY

04:00 PM

MT LOFTY

SATURDAY

02:00 PM

AUSTRAL

v SOUTH

MATCH OF THE ROUND (FRIDAY 8:30pm)

HENLEY VS USC LION The last remaining undefeated sides in the women’s competition clash in a Friday night classic at Brighton Secondary School. Henley have made an impressive start to the 2013 season, overcoming Norwood, Austral and South Adelaide in the first three rounds. The output of Zina Stone, Maddie Wakefield and Becchara Palmer has been a key behind the turnaround from last season when the Hawks’ women went winless. USC pose a massive challenge for Henley, as the Hawks look to defeat their third consecutive finalist from 2012. Lion has dropped only two sets en route to a 3-0 record, with passer-hitter Emma McEwen in impressive form in the early stages of the season. USC won all three meetings in 2012, only dropping one set. RECENT MEETINGS: RD 14, 2012

USC LION

3-0

25-15 25-16 25-17

RD 03, 2012

USC LION

3-0

26-24 26-24 25-20

RD 08, 2012

USC LION

3-1

25-18 25-10 20-25 30-28

PICTURE: Kangaroo Photos

S

FINAL STANDINGS (SA)

It was a courageous victory for the Heathfield side as they fought from two-sets down.

In total 22 teams (9 boys & 13 girls) participated in the four-day event - with South Australia represented by nine sides from Mt Lofty, Heathfield and Norwood.

DAVID PENROSE outh Australia has secured the Champion State award at the 2013 U/15 Australian Volleyball Championships held from April 15-18 in Albury. It was an all SA affair in the girls division, with Heathfield 1 taking on Norwood Red in the final. Heathfield were victorius in a dramatic five-set encounter, clinging on to win the final set 15-10 to claim gold.

26-24 25-19 26-24

LEAGUE WOMEN ROUND 4 PREVIEW WHO’S PLAYING?

SILVER: Bears’ silver winning boys.

Earlier, Norwood won silver in the boy’s final, recovering from a two-set deficit against

BOYS 2ND..... NORWOOD 4TH .... HEATHFIELD 1 6TH...... HEATHFIELD 2 9TH...... MT LOFTY GIRLS 1ST...... HEATHFIELD 1 2ND..... NORWOOD RED 7TH...... HEATHFIELD 2 8TH...... NORWOOD BLUE 13TH.... HEATHFIELD 3

Queensland Maroon before falling to the Queenslanders 16-14 in a tight fifth set.

Lest we forget

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RESULTS (ROUND 3) RESERVES MEN MT LOFTY

NORWOOD KNIGHTS

1

d HENLEY

d AUSTRAL

d USC LION

RESERVES WOMEN USC LION

d KNIGHTS

MT LOFTY

NORWOOD

d HENLEY

d AUSTRAL

DIV ONE MEN KNIGHTS G

MT LOFTY 2 SOUTH

USC LION

MT LOFTY 1

d MT LOFTY 1 d KNIGHTS W d AUSTRAL

d NORWOOD d HENLEY

d NORWOOD

NORWOOD W d KNIGHTS AUSTRAL W USC LION

d MT LOFTY d SOUTH

3

4

5

3-1 25-20 25-20 23-25 25-22 3-1 20-25 25-16 25-21 25-23 3-0 25-23 25-18 25-17 1

2

3

4

5

3-0 25-16 25-15 25-17 3-2 17-25 25-18 24-26 25-19 15-12 2

3-1 27-25 26-24

3

4

6-25

25-22

5

SOUTH ADELAIDE

3

2

1

7

6

54%

50%

7

5 6

HENLEY

AUSTRAL

MT LOFTY

3 3 3 3

2 1 1 0

1 2 2 3

7 6 4 2

4 7 6 9

64% 46% 40% 18%

53% 50% 49% 45%

7 5 5 3

LEAGUE WOMEN Set%

Pts%

PTS

3-2 27-25 25-15 22-25 24-26 15-11

2

82%

54%

9

3-2 25-22 25-19 14-25 19-25 15-12

3

MT LOFTY

3

2

1

7

4

64%

54%

7

3-2 25-21 16-25 25-21 15-25 15-10 2

3

4

5

3-0 26-24 25-19 25-16

3-1 25-14 25-10 26-28 28-26 3-0

25-7

3-0

25-8

25-13

3-0 26-24 25-20 25-15

v USC LION

MT LOFTY

2

LEAGUE WOMEN

VENUE/COURT

03/05/13

07:00 PM

NORWOOD

v AUSTRAL

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

1

04/05/13

04:00 PM

HENLEY

v MT LOFTY

MT LOFTY

1

SOUTH

v USC LION

RESERVES MEN

VENUE/COURT

04/05/13

09:00 AM

KNIGHTS

v MT LOFTY

MT LOFTY

2

MT LOFTY

2

04/05/13

12:00 PM

NORWOOD

v SOUTH

MT LOFTY

2

USC LION

v HENLEY

RESERVES WOMEN NORWOOD KNIGHTS

USC LION

VENUE/COURT v SOUTH

v MT LOFTY v HENLEY

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

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

VSA WEEKLY DIG.

WRITERS David Penrose DESIGNER David Penrose PHOTOGRAPHY © Peter Argent / VSA CONTACT To contribute to VSA Weekly Dig, pitch a story idea, or provide photographs, please contact David at dap.1987@hotmail.com

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NORWOOD AUSTRAL

SOUTH ADELAIDE

3 3 3 3

3 1 0 0

0 2 3 3

9 6 3 3

6 7 9 9

60% 46% 25% 25%

53% 49% 45% 45%

9 5 3 3

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

NORWOOD

4

4

0

12

6

67%

53%

12

3

MT LOFTY

4

2

2

9

8

53%

51%

8

4

SOUTH

v MT LOFTY

5

2

VENUE/COURT HENLEY

4

HENLEY

RESERVES MEN

25-19 25-12 25-7

2

6

04:00 PM

12:00 PM

3

USC LION

SA

04/05/13

04/05/13

9

2

9

2

10:30 AM

53%

SF

MT LOFTY

04/05/13

PTS

75%

L

1

09:00 AM

Pts%

3

0

BRIGHTON

04/05/13

Set%

9

3

v AUSTRAL

10:30 AM

SA

0

W

NORWOOD

04/05/13

SF

3

3

08:30 PM

02:00 PM

L

3

P

15-7

03/05/13

04/05/13

W

NORWOOD

USC LION

LEAGUE MEN 02:00 PM

P 1

1

3-2 25-19 23-25 25-22 25-27

UPCOMING fixtures (round 05) 04/05/13

LEAGUE MEN

4

3-0 25-16 27-25 25-15

1

d AUSTRAL P

HENLEY

2

1

DIV ONE WOMEN USC LION

Standings (after round 3)

5 6 7

AUSTRAL KNIGHTS

SOUTH ADELAIDE HENLEY

USC LION

RESERVES WOMEN

4 4 3 3 2

3 1 1 1 0

1 3 2 2 2

10 6 6 6 2

8 9 6 8 6

56% 40% 50% 43% 25%

50% 49% 51% 47% 47%

10 6 5 5 2

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

SOUTH ADELAIDE

3

3

0

9

3

75%

58%

9

3

MT LOFTY

4

2

2

7

6

54%

50%

8

2 4 5 6 7

AUSTRAL

NORWOOD USC LION HENLEY

KNIGHTS

DIV ONE MEN

4 4 2 3 4

2 2 2 1 0

2 2 0 2 4

8 7 6

6 10

57% 41%

0

100%

2

12

14%

5

7

42%

53% 48% 59% 50% 38%

8 8 6 5 4

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

MT LOFTY 2

4

3

1

9

8

53%

51%

10

3

NORWOOD

4

2

2

9

7

56%

51%

8

2 4 5 6 7 8 9

HENLEY

MT LOFTY 1 AUSTRAL

SOUTH ADELAIDE USC LION

KNIGHTS GREEN KNIGHTS WHITE

DIV ONE WOMEN

4 4 3 3 3 4 3

2 2 2 2 2 1 0

2

10

2

8

1 1 1 3 3

8 8 8

7 8 4 5 5

4

10

3

9

59% 50% 67% 62% 46% 29% 25%

51% 52% 52% 55% 47% 53% 43%

8 8 7 7 7 6 3

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

USC LION

4

3

1

10

3

77%

56%

10

3

HENLEY

3

3

0

9

2

82%

59%

9

2 4 5 6 7 8 9

AUSTRAL WHITE NORWOOD WEST

SOUTH ADELAIDE MT LOFTY

NORWOOD EAST

AUSTRAL PURPLE KNIGHTS

3 3 3 4 3 4 3

3 2 2 1 1 0 0

0 1 1 3 2 4 3

9 7 6

1 3 6

5

10

2

12

4 0

6 9

90% 70% 50% 33% 40% 14% 0%

60% 57% 52% 42% 50% 44% 27%

9 7 7 6 5 4 3


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The Weekly Magazine of the Volleyball SA State League

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