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All too easy for volleyball rookies at Minnie

FULL STRETCH: Action from the Minnie Water-Wooli Surf Club Beach Volleyball Fun Day.
FULL STRETCH: Action from the Minnie Water-Wooli Surf Club Beach Volleyball Fun Day. Caitlan Charles

VOLLEYBALL: While their name might have been All Too Hard, it turned out to be all too easy for the volleyball team of Lee and Shan Warren, Matt Pigg, Kristy Paxton and Nathan Butterick as they went undefeated in the A Grade competition at Minnie Water beach.

The Newcastle import Butterick proved all the difference for the team as they stormed to a 7-0 lead against I'd Hit That, who never recovered.

Butterick, an all-round sports star who has been playing Sydney grade and is a former national futsal representative was too silky with his serve from the back court.

But it was champion setter Lee Warren, who captain Paxton picked out as the team's best on court across the day.

"Lee was an all-star, she was the glue that kept our team together out there,” Paxton said.

"We played through five games straight and she just never looked like giving in to pressure.

"We were all pretty tired and the rain started to pour right on time for the decider, visibility got a bit tough, I know Lee took one to the face.

"But we got the win and that is what counts.”

While the decision to enter might have been a spur of the moment thought over a few drinks the night before, Paxton said her side were ready to take the sport to the next level.

"I think we surprised ourselves a little bit with how smoothly it went,” she said. "We've now started warming up for the Commonwealth Games in April.”

In B Grade, Wenonah 2 took the win in a thrilling decider against runners up Wannabes.

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