By Ashlee Butler Photo by Julie Fitzgerald
Waimea College girls remain undefeated and have made the girls division one quarterfinals at the New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) Volleyball Nationals in Palmerston North.
They won their deciding match against Orewa College A team 3-1.
The captain and vice-captain, Katie Ditzel and Holly Young, are impressed with the team performances so far.
They said “it is going really good, we have a cool group of experienced girls”.
They are a very experienced team as the majority of them are in year 13.
With their coach, Josh Ovsenek, they watch some of their competitors’ games to see how they play to find out what they need to adjust.
“But we really try to play our own game and make sure we do everything well” they said.
The girls said “we really lucky to have a coach that is really smart, if we are 10 points down he knows what to do”.
As a captain, Ditzel’s role is to minimise mistakes and encourage the girls to stay positive no matter what.
She said “we always regroup in-between each point whether we win or lose”.
The team has been noticed as having a very positive attitude and being friendly with other teams.
Internet streaming of matches is available for the fourth year, allowing even more supporters to watch from all around the world.
For further information please contact: Volleyball New Zealand | Ashlee Butler | Media Liaison volunteer from Massey University | 027 840 0856 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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