SA State League Match Reports: Round 10

LEAGUE MEN

MT LOFTY DEF. AUVC (3-0)

the League Men played Mt Lofty this week.  

After an 8 point deficit in the first set we came back to lose 25-27.  We fought hard in the second set but lost and held a 6 point advantage in the third but lost 18 points to 3 to ultimately lose 25-16.  

The game was a bittersweet where at times we played good volleyball that dwarfed our opponents in every facet of the game, but poor errors at crucial points of the game bought us undone.

Honourable mention to Adam Winter for consistently strong all round play.

MVP this week to Alex Rogan who played a phenomenal game with outstanding serve receive and defence stats.  

LEAGUE RESERVE WOMEN

NORWOOD DEF. AUVC (3-1)

This round Adelaide University took on Norwood.  Both teams were tied on the ladder so it was an important round.

Adelaide University came out strong in the first set. Due to missing some players, we needed to switch our lineup around but everyone adapted and played well. A strong attack put Norwood on the defence and got the win 25-22

Second set Adelaide University started off very strong building a large lead behind strong services. Norwood fought back though and took the set 27-25.

After losing the second set Adelaide University wasn’t able to get back into the groove and was a bit on the back foot throughout the third, with Norwood taking the set 25-20.

Fourth set there was a full collapse from Adelaide University. Serve receive was not working and they were struggling to win any side outs, resulting in Norwood taking the set 25-7

Honourable mention goes to Eliza Bartel who was constantly ready for the Norwood attack. MVP goes to Charlotte Vince who had a consistently strong attack out of opposite.

LEAGUE RESERVE MEN

AUVC DEF. NORWOOD (3-1)

This week we tackled top of the table Norwood who last time made quick work of us. As the end of the season approaches and with us sitting just outside the top 4, every game is crucial to win.

We started the game off very strongly. Our blocking and service presence was unmatched throughout the entirety of the game with big blocks on many occasions from Mansfield and Oscar. Our serving kept constant pressure on Norwood with limited errors from us and many free ball kills coming from this service pressure it made it easier for us to be able to play our style of volleyball. Our passing was very good throughout the whole game with a big shoutout necessary to the middle blockers, Brodie and Oscar, who had to pass due to our libero being missing. We remained dominant most of the game, even when we lost the second set 28-26. Our side out volleyball was at its season best and limited Norwood to few runs of serve and kills.

We ended up beating Norwood in 4 sets: 25-23, 26-28, 25-16, 28-26. 

A great team effort by the boys and a huge win for us this season. 

Honourable mentions go to Tom Mansfield with some solid attacking and blocking and also the middles for their tremendous job being put into pass. The MVP for this week goes to Mani Ganiger for strong attacks in crucial parts of the game and taking the game into his own hands. 

DIVISION ONE WOMEN

NORWOOD DEF. AUVC (3-2)

The girls played an extremely close 5-set game against Norwood which unfortunately we lost by a hair. After a nail-biting comeback on the second set, the team picked up the momentum and did not let up. Even during the business end of each set, where the pressure was at its highest, the team fought hard and took risks. A combination of well-placed, aggressive serves and solid defence kept the opposition on its toes.

MVP for the match is Shannon Schulz, for the excellent defence in backcourt and her dependable hitting on the net, and honourable mention to Tori Long for her killer blocks through the middle, she gave it her all in her last game of the season. Additionally, shout out to the players who had just come back from Southerns, no doubt exhausted, and still found the stamina to play amazing volleyball.

DIVISION ONE MEN

NORWOOD DEF. AUVC (3-0)

Div 1 Men lost in 3 to Norwood this week. Problems with consistency let Norwood get on top early each set and we struggled to fight back from behind.

Work needs to be done on serve receive. There were, however, some excellent scrambling plays in defence and we were able to get some big blocks.

MVP goes to Matt Rayner, with honourable mentions to Alexei Fey.

DIVISION TWO MEN (ROUND 9)

FLINDERS UNI DEF. AUVC (0-3)

MATCH REPORT UNAVAILABLE