Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Eagles ramp it up!

Last Sunday (26 October), Oxford Eagles travelled to Reading to play against Spikeopaths 1 and Maidenhead. Having only five of the regular players (Karina, Maite, Victoria, Asia, Stef), our team was completed by Elena (thanks a lot for helping out!). And of course thanks to Neil, who did again a good job in coaching us. 

- Karina (middle) did some very clever tipping and strong blocking
- Victoria (middle) did some nice long hits in the corners
- Asia (outside) was incredibly speedy when chasing the ball
- Elena (outside) got used to the rotations really quickly and showed some strong hitting 
- Maite (setter) showed great setting and is clearly improving on the left-handed hitting
- Stef (setter) had a strong service and very good defence

First game: Maidenhead v Eagles
A determined Oxford team came on court and, with some strong hitting and blocking as well as strong serving, we won the first set 25:17. We kept our rhythm also in the second set, which we won quite easily by 25:15. (MVP: Karina).

Second game: Spikeopaths 1 v Eagles
After a extremely close loss against Spikeos two weeks ago, we really wanted to win this time. With some good passing and hitting, we we won the first set 25:20. In the second set, Spikeos came back stronger and we struggled to find our rhythm and lost 16:25. In the final set we started well and managed to get a lead of 5 points before we lost 6 points due to a strong server from Spikeos. Although we fought for every single point, we lost by 15:17 (MVP: Stefanie).
Written by Stef

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