Results from 10th July 2022
State League Men - Bye
State League Women - Bye
State League Reserves Men lost to Rossmoyne 2-3
The SLR men had a heart breaking 5 set loss. The boys played well throughout the game but with only 7 players and a few still recovering from covid ran out of steam in the final 2 sets. Luke had a great game with strong hitting and some good service runs. Hopefully we can get our full squad back this week.
State League Reserves Women defeated Southern Cross 3-1
Division One Men lost to Rossmoyne 1-3
The team started the game somewhat flat and it showed in the results. Serving and hitting errors had Rossmoyne take an early lead that we just could not catch. The set was over before we could get warm. We fired up in the second set taking an early lead with some great serving from Richi and Dan. Our offence started to put the ball to the floor and we took the second set convincingly. Unfortunately, the team seemed burnt out going into the 3rd set and again our errors outweighed our wins. The players lost confidence and started to rush themselves. Rossmoyne turned up the heat with smart placement of the ball which had our defence scrambling. Eventually we lost the 3rd set. The 4th set reflected the 3rd and the team could not bring themselves out of the rut. Through the players fought hard we could hold the set. Best player – Richi Samuel for never losing confidence in his hitters and doing his best to give the offence every opportunity get the kill.
Division One Women defeated Rossmoyne 3-0
Maintain top spot!
Bella and Hana came to help from div2 and div3 respectively as we still have injured players and isolated. Both played very well, with consistent service, good back and front court. No problem to win the game, trying our best to make the right decision every point, few mistakes now and then but not that we can't fix. If possible, today the POTW should go to Amy and Holly, incredible game, they killed every ball, really good to see them play in that level. Directing every service, finding spaces in the block and passing with comfort.
Division Two Men defeated Reds Junior 3-0
Solid game from the div2 boys, coming out of the gates strong giving us a healthy lead. Our strong serve receive and defensive ups lead us keep the pressure on Reds, along with Harry’s 4 aces in a row, we took the 1st set 25-17. Reds woke up a little more in the 2nd set with a stronger attack, however we put up solid blocks along with our defence lead us to take the 2nd 25-15. We then took the 3rd set 25-19 by minimising our errors and holding the pressure on Reds. Im very proud of how the boys played, especially with only 6 players and 1 middle blocker. Everyone served extremely well (only 2 service errors for the game) while Thien, Harry & Matt had some strong hits. Player of the match for me goes to our soul middle at the moment Scott. No complaints from him playing full game time with a solid defence, great ups and strong blocks.
Division Two Women defeated Rossmoyne 3-0
As the usual coach (Michelle) , captain (Eugenie), and setter (Georgina) was out for a variety of reasons, the girls, and boy coach (Byron), were a little out of their usual positions. The middles played full rotations and were passing in back row and had Caitlin setting again. We won the first set quite easily, but the last two sets were very close and had about 3 points between the teams each time. Serving from the northern end of the court at The Rise wasn’t great as there wasn’t much room but overall a solid win. Nomination for best player: Natalie – captained and set well.
Division Three Men defeated Rossmoyne 3-0
Division Three Women lost to Rossmoyne 1-3
Division Four Men lost to Rossmoyne 1-3
First set was a close win but the team was feeling the cold and struggled to warm up despite this they had a number of great blocks and pickups. Second set saw RVC fire up with some great defence leading to a win. Third set the guys lost a lot of their confidence as they struggled to get loud while their opponents were, in combination with great defensive plays from the opposition picking up many of their strong hits lead to a loss in the third and fourth. Final: 1/3 to Rossmoyne
Division Four Women defeated UWA 3-0
A convincing 3-0 win from the players as usual, despite not having enough time to warmup for some of them The first set was a bit of a warmup set, getting into a bit of a deficit however they were able to bring it back to win the set The girls woke up more and started playing the volleyball they know, taking the second set more convincingly The third set was a clean sweep ending in 25-5. The serving was too strong for the other team and there were multiple ace runs from different players. It’s difficult to choose a standout player for this game because everyone played well but I have to give it to our libero Nadia Nel who got thrown into middle blocker position and had to play front court, and she still managed to play very well despite not being used to it Coach Yasir
Division Five Lost to Rossmoyne 0-3
This was a close game. 21:25, 23-25 n 20:25. They did pretty good with the new combination and without libero (acutally every week is new... 😔) some Juniors join the team and had some strong hits n blocks. Serving still need to be improved, also for receiving and defensing.
Division Six Men lost to Southern Cross 1-2
Good game for the boys. Although only 3 people from the team were available. The boys need to work on stopping service runs from the opposition. I found in this game that they would make a big lead and then lose it all from service. Not specifically serve receive, but making mistakes on our side. I think best player both games was Cole. But obviously massively helped from Olas, Jake and Callum who were our fill ins. :))