SA State League: Round 7

We've asked the coach of each of our three teams to write up a brief summary of their game. We'll be posting these summaries each round throughout the season so that you can keep up to date with the club's performance.

Reserves Men

Brad Hocking

The Reserves Men played USC this week, in the best game of our season so far. Although we couldn't come away with the win, there was a significant improvement in many aspects of the game this week including serve reception and spiking.

Dan Vincent and Matt Chan were very reliable options in offence and Pedro Cumino stepped up the effectiveness of the back court attack. The MVP this week goes to Andy Wong who dominated with the best spiking performance we’ve seen so far in 2014. Looking forward to the next match against the Knights!

Division 1 Women

Konrad Pilch

This round the girls played Mt Lofty 2. The first set saw a really solid effort, but also the typical first set nerves and cobwebs. After letting Mt Lofty get a large lead, the girls almost came back in the first set.

The second set saw the girls improve their court work resulting in a very comfortable set win. The last two sets were very close with Mt Lofty lifting their game to match our new intensity level. They prevailed in the last two sets giving our girls a 3-1 loss. MVP goes to Elly Surman for being a stabilizing force in the back court.

Division 1 Men

Andy Wong

The Division 1 Men performed well against Henley Hawks 2 this round. Despite a 3-1 loss, it was some of the best volleyball so far this season. The team took the lead early in each set, competing point for point, however not having the ability to hold onto it and play at a high intensity consistently, resulted in losing the game.

Overall it was a great performance, with obviously improvements in all areas. However what was lacking was the ability to play consistently and hold onto a hard fought lead.