League Reserve Men
AUVC def South Adelaide 3-0
It was a solid performance by the AUVC reserve men this week against South. The squad played an aggressive and consistent style of volleyball which limited the opposition to no more than 17 points in each set.
Honourable mentions go to Edward Pietsch and Oliver Pyke for destroying the South blockers and floor defenders.
MVP for round 11 goes to Dan Shippey for an excellent use of setting options.
League Reserve Women
South Adelaide def AUVC 3-0
This week saw the reserve women take on a very strong South side. Falling behind in the first set after a weak start the girls fought back hard with consistent serving and blocking to get within two points of their opposition, but unfortunately were unable to cross the hurdle and went down 24 to 26 in the first.
The next two sets saw South increase their serving and offensive pressure on the game, with our girls unable to match their intensity consistently, ultimately going down in three sets.
Despite the loss the girls played very well, with a few players playing out of their usual position to fill in for absences.
An honorable mention goes to Eliza Bartel as Libero for stepping up to the task and performing very well despite the pressure and strength of the opposing team's offense.
MVP this week goes to Laura Malcom for a commanding blocking presence in the middle, and consistent aggressive serving runs.
Division 1 Men
South Adelaide def AUVC 3-1
This week saw the Div one men's toughest challenge taking on a strong south adelaide team. Unfortunately didn't get the result the team was after going down in straight sets.
The guys showed strong resilience to stay in the fight but unfortunately due to a large number of unforced errors fell short in all three sets.
Honourable mention to Nick Powell for Stepping up into the middle positioning and holding his own.
MVP this round goes to Max Davis for his strong offensive performance and excellent scramble play.
Division 1 Women
AUVC def South Adelaide 3-1
This week AUVC had a big matchup against the other 8-2 team, South Adelaide with the winner of the match getting number 2 to themselves on on the ladder. A strong server for South Adelaide had the girls down early, and despite a comeback South took the set.
For the next three sets AUVC was able to limit their strong servers runs, played excellent defence against a steady South Adelaide attack, and limited our errors allowing us to win the next three sets for a 3-1 victory.
MVP was hard to choose this week as everyone played well and it was a complete team effort to get the win.
Honourable mention goes to Rebecca Larizza for the strong serving and attacks she provided throughout the match.
Eline Baudet recieves MVP this week as she was asked to come in as a middle despite training as a pass hitter for the year and slotted in easily, putting blocks up, being there for hits and having multiple great service runs.
Division 2 Men
AUVC def Adelaide Spikers 3-0
The Adelaide Spikers proved to be a lot stronger than previous weeks, with the edition of a few new players.
The first set was rather slow for AUVC, however, momentum began to ramp up in AU’s favour, resulting in a 25-22 win. The second set finished 25- 23 in AU’s favour. The set had its ups and down, however, AUVC never let go of control of the set. The final set finished 25-22 in AU’s favour. There were a few rotational changes made but this did not affect the end result.
For this week, the honorable mentions go to Oscar Harper with his blocking presence and Oscar Estrada for his passing and covering presence.
MVP for this game goes to John Mabbs for his consistent all round play, keeping the teams spirits high, and getting the match winning point with a block.