More success for Ashcombe Under 18 Squad
Ashcombe hosted the first round of the Under 18 Championships on Saturday 9th December and beat all teams to move into the second round. Ashcombe beat Polonia 25-4,25-4, Tendring 25-4, 25-10, Richmond B 25-21, 25-11 and Malory Graveney Eagles 25-9, 25-8 in a brilliant display of strong attacking volleyball. Captained by Leah Blight the squad dominated in all areas. Ace serves by Dasha Zavyalova, Ellie Kim, Meena Adi, Gillian Quinn and Brandi Head secured the lead in all the matches and powerful attacks by Amy Antonio, Leah Blight and Courtney Head were backed by strong blocking by Amy Antonio, Leah Blight and Andrea Tudorache. Sisters Chiara and Gaia Caretta put in solid performances and fitted in well to the team. Coach Freda Bussey was thrilled by the players performance. “This is one of the strongest teams Ashcombe have produced in the past few years, I think they could go all the way to the final stages.” The next round will be held in Barnstable, Devon on Saturday 13th January and hosted by Beach Academy [Croyde] The other opposition will be Wessex VC and Bishop Llandaff School [Wales].