Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Eagles mean business

The Eagles started how they mean to go on this season, with two wins in straight sets against two of the strongest teams in BVA Ladies Div 1. First up were Spikeos 1, and the Eagles fielded a standard starting line up with Maite and Stef setting, Izzy and Giulia on the outside and Karina and Helen through the middle. Exceptionally strong serving from Karina took the Eagles straight to 15 points. The team maintained their high energy levels and played some good 3-touch volleyball to take the set 25:8, without even completing a full rotation through all starting positions. For the second set, the Eagles played a single setter (Stef), with Tati replacing Maite on court. One of the newest Eagles, Carey, came on as outside hitter in place of Giulia. Spikeos came to life a bit in the second set but the Eagles held their nerve and won the set 25:22. MVP was Karina.

Basingstoke had a strong team on court for the second match, but consistent passing, setting and hitting from the Eagles, coupled with some great cover and blocking, meant that the Eagles won the set comfortably 25:12. Basingstoke pulled out all the stops in the second set but the Eagles were determined and despite cutting it to the wire and doing their best to give coach Neil more grey hair, they saved a set point and won the set 27:25. MVP was Karina.

The Eagles showed fantastic team spirit throughout both matches and worked very hard. Every single player was on amazing form. Well done Eagles, and a big thank you to coach Neil for getting us here!!!!

Written by Helen

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