On Wednesday 2nd November the U19 Girls Volleyball team went to CIS for the Pool B City Championships. Following the huge success from last year where they won the Pool C title, we were very nervous about what to expect. We have had a mixture of results leading up to the Championships and we were without some key players.
The girls lost the first game against CIS (2 - 1). We took the first set but sadly lost the second 2. It was great to warm up and realise that we weren't too much out of our depth.
We then faced SIS, who we had lost to at our home fixture back in September. We played well and fought hard in a tough 3 set game, where we came out on top and won 2-1. Since all teams in our league had won 1 game and lost 1 game, we had to await a mathematical calculation to see if we were through. We'd fought hard and only lost our sets narrowly which meant we finished in 1st place in our league. The girls then started to believe they could do really well!
We were in the semi-finals against AMIS and the girls felt confident as we had beaten them at home on Monday 31st October. AMIS put up a great fight and our girls were starting to look tired, but they held it together and beat AMIS in 2 sets. This meant we were in the final for the second year running and I couldn’t have been more proud of them. They knew the game against SSIS, in the final, was going to be tough, but they started the match with a great attitude and played well for each other. Sadly, SSIS were just too good on the day, with some very strong servers and a large squad they beat us in 2 sets. The girls were very disappointed, but after a reminder of how well they had done they soon started to smile.
All of the girls played well but a big mention needs to go to Khoa in year 10 who has only started playing for the U19 Squad this year. She played in every game and served incredibly well and realised by the end of the day that she could actually set the ball! A great team effort, well done girls, I am one very happy and proud coach. You deserved 2nd place and
I'm excited about next year already!
U19 Squad for the Championships:
PHAM, Minh Ha My (Jenny) 10V
NGUYEN, Nam Anh (Kelly) 10V
LUU, Minh Thu (Sue) 10I
Tran Ai Cao Khoa 10V
NGUYEN, Ngoc Vi (Magda) 12B
TRAN Phuong Uyen (Sara) 13B
Han Trung Y (Jenny) 11V
OU, Tuong Khanh Vy (Victoria) 11V
DAO, Ngoc Khanh Van (Vivian) 11I
Ms Riley - U19 Volleyball Coach