AUVC def Henley 3-2
The reserve men performed better this week than in the previous few. Blocking was solid, led by our outsides setting correct positions. Spike errors were very low in comparison to our norm which is a good step towards where we need to be. Serve reception was solid in the first 2 sets but unfortunately trailed off after that. Ultimately, pressure from serving and offence led the way to a nail-biting 17-15 win in the 5th.
Honourable mentions this week go to Dan ‘Dipper’ Slorach for solid setting, serving and front court; and to George Sainsbury for his impact through the middle, especially in crucial points. MVP this round goes to Edward Pietsch for leading his team to victory, contributing 25 spikes.
Northern Knights def AUVC 3-1
The League Reserve Women played the Northern Knights this week. The team got off to a strong start, taking the first set convincingly. Unfortunately, the next few sets saw the Northern Knights step up their play, and the AUVC was unable to match their improvement.
Honourable mentions go to Elly Surman for her steady efforts in the backcourt and Chloe Emery for her ability to adapt to a new position as needed. The MVP for this round is Laura Malcolm, for her strong serving and front court play throughout the match.
Division 1 Women
Norwood def AUVC 3-0
The Division 1 Women played the Norwood Bears this week. The women started slow and took a while getting into the game. However the team lifted, and both of the next two sets were close fought affairs. Unfortunately each of these sets were lost by a couple of points each, resulting in us losing 0-3.
Honourable mentions go to Charlotte Vince for her strong hitting and Rachael Lawrance for her consistent setting. The MVP for this round goes to Kat Karpenko for her consistent and aggressive play.
Division 2 Men (1)
AUVC def Austral 3-1
Division A Men this week struggled to eliminate errors in their first set resulting in a 17-25 loss. 2nd set saw them come out firing, taking an early lead, 7-1. Austral began to fight back but the boys kept their intensity high and claimed the set 25-15. The final 2 sets the boys managed to continue to improve in all areas, keeping Austral at 21/20 and taking the game.
Honourable mentions to Max Davis and Andy Wong for consistency in passing and Nick Powell for a strong presence on the net. MVP goes to Daniel Zakeri for his strong hitting presence and ability to end the point strongly