Eveline and Mpopoma high schools were the winners of the Luveve High School Volleyball Academy (Luvac) November Festival tournament at Luveve High School on Saturday.
Eveline came out as the top school in the girls’ section beating Mpopoma 2-1 while Mpopoma beat Phakamani 2-1 in the final to come out as the best school in the boys’ section.
Mpopoma and Eveline qualified for the semi-finals from Pool A, shrugging off the challenge of Luveve, Masotsha and St James.
To get to the finals Mpopoma beat St James and Eveline in their first games.
In their third game they beat Masotsha 2-0 before wrapping up their campaign in Pool A by beating hosts Luveve 2-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Eveline qualified for the semi-finals by beating the hosts 2-0 before they edged St James by the same scoreline.
In their next game they went down 2-0 to Mpopoma, but sailed through to the semi-finals after they dismissed Masotsha 2-0.
Usher and Cowdray Park qualified for the semi-finals after a good fight against Luveve, St James and Cowdray Park in Pool B.
Usher beat St James 2-0 before they lost 2-1 to Cowdray Park.
In their third game they beat Luveve 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Cowdray Park edged Usher and St James with an identical 2-1 victory before they finished off beating Luveve 2-0.
In the semi-finals, Eveline beat Usher 2-0 while Mpopoma got the better of Cowdray Park winning 2-0. Eveline eventually won the final, beating Mpopoma 2-1.
Philani Khumalo of Mpopoma was named the Most Valuable Player while his schoolmate Mbuso Mathuthuka was named as the Best Setter in the boys’ section.
In the girls’ category Onyakile Dube of Cowdray Park was named the Most Valuable Player while Amanda Moyo was named the Best Setter.
Advance Supermarket sponsored the tournament with volleyball equipment and T-shirts for winners and individual prizes.
The volleyball academy was officially launched by Sport and Recreation Commission board chairman Joseph James.