Team off to flying start in senior league

Last updated 10:41 26/02/2013

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Marlborough Boys' College and new team Woody Flyers scored 2-1 victories in the president's grade round two matches of the Marlborough Volleyball Club's Fairweathers Senior Summer League on Thursday night.

First up at Marlborough Lines Stadium, MBC faced Kinoaths, who fielded a stronger team than in round one.

MBC were always in control in the first set and strong hitting from Cameron Steele saw them take the early lead, 25-18.

In the second set, coach Cris Phelan made several changes but his charges still proved too good as they sealed the win, 25-16.

Kinoaths finally started to work as a unit in the third set.

After leading 17-7, they held on to claim a consolation point.

In the other president's grade encounter, Woody Flyers fed on early Treefellas' mistakes, taking the first set, 25-13. Treefellas fought back in a second set that went down to the wire before Woody Flyers triumphed, 27-25.

The third set was equally competitive, with Treefellas collecting a point for their efforts as they came out on top, 25-23.

In C grade, Smashed 'Em Bro beat Safe Crackers, 2-1, in an entertaining match. Westmeat Geriatrics came from a set behind to down MBC Year 10 and Wadsco Giants overcame MGC Gold, 2-1.

Results from Thursday, February 21:

President's grade: MBC beat Kinoaths 2-1, Woody Flyers beat Treefellas 2-1.

C grade: Smashed 'Em Bro beat Safe Crackers 2-1, Wadsco Giants beat MGC Gold 2-1, Westmeat Geriatrics beat MBC Y10 2-1.

Mixed grade: Playschool beat Meaters 2-1, MGC Blue beat The A-Team 3-0 (by default), Desperate Housewives beat MIA 3-0.

Social grade: The Newbies beat MGC White 3-0, Yet to be decided beat MGC Red 3-0, Motley Crew beat MBC Y9 3-0.

Subway Spikers' & Premier school's competition from Friday, February 22:

Years 5/6, section one: St Marys Setters beat Witherlea Wild Dogs 3-0, Renwick Blockers beat Fairhall Firebirds 3-0, Springlands Diggers beat Grovetown Setters 2-1.

Years 5/6, section two: Witherlea Smashers beat Fairhall Balloons 3-0, Picton Power beat Grovetown Spikers 2-0, Springlands Spikers beat Renwick Setters 2-0, Renwick Spikers a bye.

Years 7/8: QCC Hornets beat Fairhall Slushies 2-1, Bohally Wonderfuls beat Renwick Strikers 2-1, Renwick Diggers beat QCC Wasps 2-1, Redwoodtown Rockets beat Redwoodtown All Stars 3-0.

Premier grade: Fairhall Phoenix beat Bohally Ironmen 3-0, St Marys Spikers beat Renwick Smashers 3-0 (by default), Bohally Incredibles beat Renwick Panthers 2-1.

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- The Marlborough Express

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