Monday, October 14, 2013

A great start to the season for Oxford Sharks!

Oxford Sharks travelled to the new Spikeos venue at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading for their first fixture of the season. With Felipe setting, Karina as opposite, Andrey and Marta on the outside and Tomas and Helen through the middle, we had a well-balanced team ready for anything!

First match: Sharks v Maidenhead 2
The first match was against Maidenhead Mixed 2. Despite a shaky start, the Sharks played well and took the first set 25-22. Some gaps in cover and patchy hitting meant that Maidenhead just won a well-fought second set 25-20. However, the Sharks rallied and some good teamwork saw us take the third set (and the match) 15-13. Marta was awarded MVP for good cover and strong hitting around a big block.

Second match: Sharks v Spikeos 2
The Sharks went into the second match against Spikeopaths Mixed 2, all fired up and ready to go. Felipe added strong serving to his excellent setting, and the Sharks were soon leading 5-1. Marta continued her clever hitting and Andrey added some great kills. with the Sharks taking the first set 25-15. Karina and Felipe continued their good communication and partnership, and Tomas was all over the net with both blocks and kills. Spikeos never really stood a chance. The Sharks took the set 25-15, and Helen gained MVP for control at the net and defense in the back.

Overall, we had a great time, demonstrated excellent team work and team spirit and can't wait for our next match!

Written by Helen