Monday, December 3, 2012

Men 1 continue their winning streak

On Sunday 2 December, Men 1 travelled to Binfield early in the morning to play Newbold and Spikeos. It was a cold, sunny and bright day outside. Inside the Newbold College sporthall, it was less bright, but very cold – even Rune put on a jacket! Squad for the day: Gareth, Martijn, Roberto, Raul, Gabri, Rune, Anders.

Spikeos v OVC
First match was against Spikeos, last year’s league winners. We coped better with the Arctic conditions and got off to a flying start, going 7-2 and 15-3 up. We kept playing at a good level, doing well in all areas of the game, especially our defence was in great shape and they had to fight hard for their points. At the end of that first set, they only got 13, against 25 of ours. 

In the second set we gave them a 2-0 head start, after which we picked up our level again and beat them on all fronts, playing all-round good volleyball. Good focus, serving, passing, setting, attacking front and back, blocking, defence – it was all too much for them. We closed the second set out at 25-12, and the match was ours. Some would call this a thrashing...

MVP as voted by them: Martijn!

Newbold v OVC 
In the second match we played Newbold, new to division 1 after promotion last season. We didn’t know much about them, but they looked good in the warm-up with a good setter and some big hitters. Undeterred by this, we started off and play was even until we pulled away to 17-10 and continued with high intensity and focus. 23-12 became 25-13 and the first set in the bag. 
In the second set we continued on the same foot and the consistent pressure was too much for them. After 16 minutes, it was all done at 25-9: another 2-0 victory for OVC Men 1. 

MVP as voted by them: Gareth!

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