Block City peaks in volleyball league final

Block City became Winner Town on Wednesday. The yellow squad, Block City, downed the top-ranked All The Sets Are Off in the final of Volleyball Yukon's adult fall league at Porter Creek Secondary School.

Block City became Winner Town on Wednesday.

The yellow squad, Block City, downed the top-ranked All The Sets Are Off in the final of Volleyball Yukon’s adult fall league at Porter Creek Secondary School.

The team improved throughout the eight-week season and they avoided lackadaisical play in the final for the win, said captain Hannah Milner.

“Every Wednesday it’s been going on, we got so much better throughout the way, and it definitely showed in our last game,” she said.

“We really pulled it together and weren’t lazy. That was our code word: let’s not be lazy and work our butts off and do this. We really pulled through in the end.”

Block City beat All The Sets Are Off – who placed first in the regular season – 26-24, 25-22 in the final.

They took the first set with three straight points on the serve of D’Arcy Hill.

Block City later took a 22-18 lead in the second on an ace from Hilary Seymour. Teammate Heather Julsrud then produced a cross-court kill for 23-20. Block City moved to match point on a big dig by Julsrud that found a gap in All The Sets Are Off’s defence. Julsrud then capped it off with another kill for the title.

Other Block City players included Nathan Thomson and Galen Clarke.

That’s What She Set defeated Dig City 25-22, 25-18 to take third in the league.

Reburg beat Spike Town for fifth while Notorious D.I.G. topped No Dig’gity for seventh.

The league uses a co-ed reverse fours format that requires two females from each team on the court during play. Male players can only spike from behind the attack line and can’t block females. It is also played with the net set in between female and male height.

Volleyball Yukon will next host the Pepsi Frostbite Tournament on Jan. 2. It will feature regular six-on-six play with both men and women divisions.

More information can be found at www.volleyballyukon.com.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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