A Big Day at SVL Finals!

September 20, 2015

The Sydney Volleyball League 2015 senior finals day was held on 20th September and what a great day it was for the club.  The Sunday before that was also really good for the junior teams as well

Coming into the senior day the club was in 5 of the 6 gold medal games, as well as a bronze medal game.

The division 2 men were first up, winning their Bronze medal game against Eagles 3:0.

UTS MD2 Zek

Zek? Where is the rest of the team?

Next came the womens division 1 Cougars & Cubs team who overcame United to taken the Gold 3:1

The mens division 2 team then stepped up, with the help of some very vocal support, to beat Sydney Uni 3:1 in their gold medal game

Then the womens divison 2 team fought hard in their gold medal game after an early injury, but went down 3:0 to Hills.

UTS WD2 SVL 2015 winners

Still smiling

The womens honours then won their gold medal game 3:1 against Dragons.

And then the mens honours team completed a undefeated season to take their gold medal against UNSW 3:1

On the junior finals day…

UTS Santa Sabina 6 beat UTS Santa Sabina 7 to win the gold & silver medals in the under 16 womens.

Gold!

Gold!

and Silver!

and Silver!

Then UTS Santa Sabina 2 beat UNSW in the U19 bronze playoff.

Winners are grinnners

Winners are grinnners

And then UTS Santa Sabina 5 won the silver medal, narrowly losing to Endeavour in 5 sets in the u19 division. These girls are only 14 and 15 in the u19 division!

Silver! And a great future ahead!

Silver! And a great future ahead!

Clearly it was tough on their coach…

UTS Coach Lily

And all these, helped UTS become the SVL club champions for 2015. Fifth time in a row!

I am sure someone has a better photo than this...

I am sure someone has a better photo than this…

UTS players also featured heavily in the All Star selections.

For the women… Lily Borger was selected for outside hitter, Wendy Edwards for middle hitter, and Anna Phillips for setter.

Anna, Wendy & Lilly

Anna, Wendy & Lilly

For the men… Nathan Lovett was selected for middle hitter, Artem Iatyev for universal and best server, Dimitri Sidiropoulos for setter, and Andrew Lyell for all rounder.

Andrew, Artem, Dimi & Nathan

Andrew, Artem, Dimi & Nathan

Great work everyone on an outstanding 2015 SVL season!

Advertisements

A big day of SVL Finals coming up

September 14, 2015

The volleyball club is definitely looking forward to Sunday 20th of September at the moment!  Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls will certainly be buzzing on the day.

Out of the 6 senior finals on Sunday, UTS teams will compete for 5 gold medals as well as 1 bronze.
– Honours men will look to go for their 4th title in a row, taking on the UNSW team who took them to 5 earlier in the season,
– Honours women will be looking to go one better after their silver medal last year as they take on a determined Dragons team,
– Division 1 Cougars & Cubs will look to defend their title from last year and will take on an Eagles team who have given them many tough games through the year,
– Division 2 women have already bettered their Bronze medal from last year, but can they go all the way?
– Division 2 men gives the team a chance for some redemption on their season, as they go for gold against an equally motivated Sydney Uni team,
– the second division 2 mens team will take on Eagles for Bronze after narrowly missing out in their semi.

Besides the division medals there is also the club championship on the line with UTS looking to go for its 5th straight championship.

See you out there!

SVL finals 2015