Venom rate third in club season opener

The Vernon Venom opened their 2011 club volleyball season with a strong third-place showing at UBCO last weekend.

Undefeated in pool play on Saturday with a three-set victory over an always strong Fraser Valley team, as well as straight-set wins over Vancouver’s Focus Fire and Penticton’s Volleytech, the Venom advanced to the quarters with a bye.

In  Saturdays first match versus Comox Valley, the Venom won in three to make the semis.

Despite coming back to take the second set and force a deciding third set, the Focus Pounderstook the match with a 15-12 final win.

The Venom rallied in their final match of the tournament to beat the Fraser Valley U18s in three sets for third place. Next up for the Venom is a  Super Series event March 26-27 in Vancouver.