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.
The Reserve Men played a very strong Henley team this week. Henley started off well and didn't slow the pace. We struggled in the first two sets, with only a few moments of high quality volleyball. Pedro and Dan kept our offence alive, finding gaps in the Henley defence. The third set was much better as serve reception and defence picked up in quality. Ultimately the men lost a close third set, losing the match.
Division 1 Women
The Adelaide Uni Division 1 girls faced off against a strong Norwood team. For the second week in a row, we were forced to play without a libero. Nevertheless, the girls started with the same brilliant momentum as the week before taking the first convincingly.
A lacklustre end to that set set the tone for the next two sets losing them convincingly to a determined Norwood team. The last set was a close affair that unfortunately sealed the 3-1 loss. Special mention to Connie Rowe who really stepped up to the task and played well all game
Division 1 Men
The Division 1 Men’s team played against USC. The game started off exceptionally with the team playing some of their best volleyball this season. It was a close set but an early lead and great effort by all players was too much for USC. Michael Psalios in particular showcased some great serving and again excelled through the middle in front court.
In the second set, USC began fighting back and continued to gain momentum right through to the 4th set and achieving victory. Inability to side out and serving errors were two key areas that cost us the game. It was unfortunate losing the match but it was a great achievement looking back at the impressive display of volleyball in the 1st set. Raymond Zada stood out this game, proving himself as a strong hitting option in front court and consistently winning points.