Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Eagles start the season

The BVA Division 1 Ladies started out against a strong and stoic Basingstoke side for the first match of the year. Although the Eagles were slow to start, they did challenge the somewhat grumbly Basingstoke side losing in two sets 20-25 and 22-25. These games were more positive than the score reflects as after a sluggish start, the team really started gelling well--much in help to some good position and ball placement guidance from stand-in coach, and injured Eagles player, Maite Braud. Despite some service errors, highlights included some great attacks, including good use of the back row, consistent and reliable setting and a fantastic series of successful blocks by Giulia.  Shame about the score but I reckon this Eagles squad will fare better in a rematch... bring it on!

Written by Lauren Tucker, Izzy's mum and voluntary Eagles bench warmer/last resort sub : )

First win secured for Ladies 1!

The ladies went out with full enthusiasm and everyone gave their best efforts to take the win against Dartford in 3 straight sets! Special mentions to Nela for her awesome debut as Middle and match MVP! Martina as outside and thanks to Zaira for playing so confidently with us at short notice.

On paper, it wasn’t looking promising for Ladies 1 on Super Sunday… 5 players plus an emergency draft from the Oxford Falcons went onto court with no subs and 1/3 of the team playing out of position.
Perhaps we should make it routine for the coach to second ref, not shouting at us on the side line . Final score: 25-20, 25-17, 25-23

Written by Izzy