Volleyball: Defending champs have thin margins of error

Familiar face, new location. Humphreys' Zoe Weidley played for defending Division I Kubasaki a season ago. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Familiar face, new location. Humphreys' Zoe Weidley played for defending Division I Kubasaki a season ago. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Volleyball: Defending champs have thin margins of error

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

Things were looking mighty good for Zama in its drive to repeat the DODEA-Japan girls volleyball tournament title last weekend at Yokota.

Then came a leg injury to senior middle blocker Jessica Atkinson, sidelining her for the rest of that tournament, and now, according to coach Veronica Jones, limiting her activity in this week’s Far East Division II Tournament at Camp Humphreys.

“She can play at limited capacity,” Jones said Tuesday, a day before the Trojans traveled to South Korea for the three-day tournament, which begins Thursday.

Christian Academy Japan and Kubasaki go in as defending champions. This year’s D-II tournament features nine teams instead of 10, while the six-team D-I tournament sees Guam High return to Far East after a six-year absence, with American School In Japan bowing out.

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