The first Perth Volleyball League games of 2014 threw up results which now make this season’s championship race the closest in years.
Lewis Crockart’s Perth High were first on court against Dave Mackay’s PETS with the PE teachers leaving the pupils’ scrambling for points.
The Perth High side looked rather rusty after the festive break and were beaten 25-12; 25-14 by the teachers.
Aidan Smith’s Kinross BB GA youngsters suffered a similar fate against Stuart Anderson’s Hitting Bricks with the more experienced adults blasting to victory 25-13; 25-13.
PETS played Kinross BB GA and this too was close with the first set poised at 19 points each before the teachers moved up a gear to win 25-20.
The second set was even closer with the score progressing to 23 points each before the teachers’ side claimed victory 25-23.
It was local derby time again as two Kinross sides met, Claire Young’s Mongrels facing Jamie Booths’ Kinross BB.
Mongrels showed some nice touches with Lorraine Law and John Cameron starring although the current champions eventually pulled ahead to win 25-15; 25-19.
Hits and Giggles were the only undefeated side and they took on champions Kinross BB.
The first set was evenly contested with the score rising to 18 points each but then H and G gained some momentum which saw them secure victory 25-20.
The second set was close too at the start but Kinross BB took a 21-14 lead before H and G scored nine points on the run to lead 23-21.
With two minutes remaining the BB side fought back to lead 24-23 just as the final whistle sounded.
Pearls faced Mongrels with Pearls coming out on top
Just six points separate the top five sides with Eagles narrowly holding on to top spot by one point over Hits and Giggles, with Hitting Bricks another single point behind that. Kinross BB and See Me sit just behind them.