ISO officially kicked off with Basketball on Thursday of Week 2, but the season really kicked into gear on the Friday with the commencement of the highly anticipated Volleyball weekend.
Held in very high regard by many in the ISO community, those believers were not disappointed. As we wiped the sleep out of eyes and tried to sift through hazy memories from the night before at Mooseheads, our attention turned to the first serves of the day.
As the day wore on, we all asked one question: why did volleyball have to be held inside the furnace that was the sports hall on a 35 degree day? Wiping sweat from our brows (and other obscure bodily crevasses), both nervous spectators and animated players held on as the heat took its toll.
We pushed into Saturday all with our recommended 8 hours of sleep and it was proven in everyone’s performance. B&G and Fenner boys asserted their dominance on the competition. Poor Burgmann and Bruce struggled through many close sets which all fell against them. From the girls, Griffin and Johns surged ahead with Unilodge following in hot pursuit.
Day three, Sunday, was where the action and controversy was. With finals looming, the competitive streak in all of us boiled at the surface. However, this didn’t stop the teams from playing respectfully.
In easily the most heated and brilliant matches ISO anyone has seen in years, Unilodge kept a cool head and mowed B&G down to be crowned the male champions.
Due to unforeseen circumstances and matters arising beyond the control of ISO, the Women’s bronze playoff and Grand final could not be fit into the weekend. In an effort to seeing the silver lining, it will leave everyone with something excellent to hypothesise and keep the 2016 volleyball season going!
Burgmann and Griffin will potentially be fighting it out for gold on the Tuesday 8th March at 5 pm. As for the third place match between Unilodge and Johns, stay posted for the details!
Thank you to everyone for getting around a bloody fabulous weekend! Credit must all go to B&G who did a fantastic job in organising the competition.