Volleyball knockout

Wednesday November 01, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports

The Prime Foods Mixed Social League Volleyball has reached the business end of the season, the knockout rounds.


Last week saw the crowning of the champions of the pool round, with TEAM, Matman and Team Helz taking out their respective pools.

However, they cannot afford to rest on their laurels if they want to progress past tonight’s quarter-final stages.

Overall winner TEAM will face off against Pool A bottom-dweller NPK, who have a far stronger points differential than their eighth spot would indicate.

While it’s reasonable to expect the top rated sides to progress, there are a couple of matches where the winner is anyone’s guess.

All Starz, in particular, are a team to watch, as they have a superior points differential to their higher ranked West Side Wild Ones 1 opponent.

And Hit N Miss caused a monumental upset only one month ago when they defeated then (joint) league leaders Kangahua 61-52, and will look to repeat that form against third-ranked Kia Orana Salon.

            - Conor Leathley


5.30pm: Court 1 - West Sides Wild Ones 1 vs Allstarz, Court 2 - Sarafui vs Spikeaiderz, Court 3 - Team Helz vs Woodies. 6.20pm: Court 1 - TEAM vs NPK, Court 2 - Squats vs Nukz Power 3, Court 3 - Ohana vs West Sides Wild Ones 2. 7.10pm: Court 1 - Kia Orana Salon vs Hit n Miss, Court 2 - Totara Spikerz vs Simmons, Court 3 - Kangahua vs Nukz Power 1. 8.00pm: Court 1 - Matman vs Nukz Power 2, Court 2 - Green Machine vs Swalala, Court 3 - Goofam vs Charlie’s Akari.

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