Contributed by reader Joseph. Photos by Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports
Royston Ho Zhe Wei (St Hilda’s #11) sees his spike find the net. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 — Experience. That was the vital ingredient St Hilda’s Secondary relied on to beat Punggol 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23) in an enthralling final of the National B Division Boys’ Volleyball Championship.
Both teams fought as hard as they could but strong spikes, blocking and receiving from the St Hilda’s team allowed them to prevail and eventually seize the match.
Punggol also had a height disadvantage, relying only on Kingsley Tay for their blocks.
Both teams also met in last year’s B Division final with St Hilda’s also winning the title. Punggol failed to take revenge as St Hilda’s were too strong for them.
St Hilda’s team roster
Andy Ong Ming Yi (#1), Lim Chuan Zhi Darius (#2), Chua Keng Wee Kevin (#3, Captain), Bryan Choo Jun Wei (#4), Amos Tan (#5), Matthaeus Ang Teck Ming (#6), Iryan B Irami (#7), Patrick Gan Wei Kiat (#8, Libero), Josiah Ping Jia Jun (#9), Derek Chew Yong Cheng (#10), Ho Zhe Wei Royston (#11), Kenny Yeo Yu Siong (#12)
Punggol team roster
Tay Zhi Hao Kingsley (#1, Captain), Wong Kaiwen (#2, Libero), Chua Ping Yee (#3), Denesh S/O Sundramoorthy (#5), Filicks Wong De Shen (#6), Melson Chew Weijie (#7), Augustine Goh Wee Jian (#8), Anders Cheong Jia Ying (#9), Andy Sim Jian Rong (#10), Niki Tay Zhi Jian (#12), Teo Jun meng (#17), Justin Tan Hao Yang (#18, Libero)
Royston Ho (St Hilda’s #11) goes up for a quick ball. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
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