By Steven Sharp | Posted: Monday March 16, 2020
OBHS entered two teams in the Otago Volleyball Champs which were held last weekend.
The development team made up of Year 11’s really developed and excelled throughout the tournament, winning the bronze. Exceptional play from the setter Petelo and outstanding hitting from Akelisi meant they were too strong for the Kings B team in the 3rd / 4th playoff.
The A team, fresh off the South Island tournament, wanted to get their 5th title in a row. Rivals, from King's High School have a really strong team, with a Swiss import being the player of the tournament. After losing in pool play, they won the remainder of their games 3-0, setting up an epic final. Brilliant setting from Noah Rooney, paved the way for clinical hitting from our middles Mikaele Vaeau and Angus Henderson. OBHS player of the tournament Alexander Boomer was devastating on the D hit as well as his strong blocking and all 4 players mentioned made the tournament team.
Unfortunately, we lost the final in 5 sets, losing the final set 15-11. I was very proud of the boys, giving it everything and playing exceptionally well. These are the kinds of games where you learn the most and we gained valuable experience.