SA State League Round 14

SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH

League Men
12:30pm- AUVC vs USC Lion (Mt Lofty / Court 1)
League Reserve Women
9:00am- AUVC vs  Northern Knights (Mt Lofty / Court 2)
League Reserve Men
10:30am- AUVC vs Northern Knights (Mt Lofty / Court 1)
Division One Women
10:30am- AUVC vs Northern Knights (Mt Lofty / Court 5)
Division One Men
3:00pm- AUVC vs Northern Knights (Kensington YMCA/ Court 1)

THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH

Division Two Men
9:00pm- AUVC vs Northern Knights (Kensington YMCA / Court 2)

$5 ENTRY FEE AT MT LOFTY FOR ALL GAMES (VSA MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS ENTER FREE). EFTPOS FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

SA State League Match Reports: Round 13

DIVISION TWO MEN (ROUND 12)

UNI SA DEF. AUVC (3-0)

The div 2 Men played UniSA this week and unfortunately lost. We had 6 players again this week, and again the boys really came together to put up a massive fight against the second team on the ladder. The first set AU chased for the first 15 points of the match and then managed to even the score until very close to the end (22-25). Next set the boys pulled in front early and managed to stay there until late teens where focus dropped and UniSA started hitting through the middle.

An extraordinary effort from everyone on court. Communicating efficiently and staying positive and supportive of their team mates. This week, MVP goes to Pete as he has been quietly and consistently improving (serving especially) since the first week but also for a calling for the ball at every opportunity and not allowing small mistakes dictate his attitude towards everyone around him or the game. Special mentions to Brad and Roy for playing positions they really aren’t used to and doing an exceptional job.

LEAGUE MEN

NORWOOD DEF. AUVC (3-0)

MATCH REPORT UNAVAILABLE.

LEAGUE RESERVE WOMEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-0)

MATCH REPORT UNAVAILABLE.

LEAGUE RESERVE MEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-1)

Round 13 we played South, an opponent and we knew we had the capability to play some quality volleyball. We went into the game keeping this in mind and began as positively as possible.

To their credit, South played great volleyball in the first set, making very little errors and forcing a lot out of us. The second set we played fantastic volleyball and won it quite convincingly.

The third set was a thriller, we were up for most of it but lost it 26-28 due to some poor decision making in key points.

South played very consistent volleyball in the fourth, and again we were better in patches but unfortunately, we couldn't maintain it for the entirety of the set.

The 3-1 loss came at a costly time of the season for us, making things significantly more difficult to make finals. However, we will come out next week with more intensity and ensure we are better with our decision making.

MVP for this week goes to Callan Bray, thanks to his fantastic impact from the back court, especially with some great hits from behind the 3m line. Honourable mention to Tom Barone for, again, showing solid defence and proving to be one of our more consistent players for the game and the season.

DIVISION ONE WOMEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-0)

MATCH REPORT UNAVAILABLE. 

DIVISION ONE MEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-1)

Div 1 Men had a tough game this week against South, one of the top teams this season. Our squad was smaller than usual, with a couple of our players unable to make it. Our setter Kris was back in after being away for a couple of weeks, and we had Oscar Harper playing down for reserves to fill in as a middle.

The first set was very tight, we fought very hard but just fell short at 23-25. It was an impressive show, with Alexei, Cat and Matt setting up a strong offence. Special mention to Kris for his excellent setting after coming in cold. We had a few troubles through the middles as we had not yet faced a team that ran middles well. South had quite experienced middles which made it difficult for Brad and Oscar to make much happen in the offence, however, both our middles had an excellent blocking game and did well to shut down a lot of their hits both in the middle and through the outsides.

The second set was again quite close, we went down 21-25. We tend to have trouble breaking South's serving runs, and at times we found ourselves bleeding 4 or 5 points at a time. During the middle of the set, we were able to fight back from a 6 point deficit, however, we again fell foul of a South serving run. More work needs to be done on our side out play, both in serve-receive, running the correct setting option and making smarter offensive plays.

The third was when we made the magic happen. I remember going into the very start of the set and we felt a bit lifeless as if we had already resigned ourselves to a 3 set loss. After an inspiring talk from the superstar coach, we went out there and showed South that we refused to go down that easily. We were able to take advantage of a slightly weaker South side and took a lead early on in the set. Special mentions to Bo for coming on and making a huge difference in our serve receive and defence. We took the set out at a convincing 25-17.

The fourth and final set we lost 18-25. We struggled at times to deal with the now back on, stronger South side. A few flubs with serve receive and an increase in hitting and serving errors let South get to a lead and hold it throughout the set.

Overall I was very happy with the game, I feel like we were able to play some of our best volleyball and showed that we can easily take it against one of the stronger teams. It's unfortunate that we are reaching the end of the season as I feel like we are really starting to come alive as a squad.

MVP goes to Kris, with an honourable mention to Matt Rayner. Kris had a great game, and it was the first time playing with Matt as an opposite. They both played incredibly together and managed to make some real juicy backcourt plays happen.

AUVC Seeking Juniors Coaches *APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11th August*

AUVC is currently seeking coaches for the upcoming Summer Junior League, with visions to also continue into the Winter League in 2018.  **THERE IS SCOPE FOR MULTIPLE POSITIONS**

These positions will be paid on an honorarium basis, and will be required to be available for all training's (Starting Sunday afternoons Sept-Oct 2017) with these moving to weekday evening post the SA State League Season.

To express your interest in these positions, please complete the form below and a representative of AUVC will be in contact in the near future.  PLEASE read the POSITION DESCRIPTION for these positions prior to expressing your interest to ensure you understand the objectives and responsibilities associated.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017

 

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SA State League Round 13

SATURDAY JULY 29TH

League Men
4:00pm- AUVC vs Norwood (Mt Lofty / Court 2)
League Reserve Women
9:00am- AUVC vs South Adelaide (Mt Lofty / Court 3)
League Reserve Men
10:30am- AUVC vs South Adelaide (Mt Lofty / Court 4)
Division One Women
1:30pm- AUVC vs South Adelaide (Kensington YMCA / Court 2)
Division One Men
2:00pm- AUVC vs South Adelaide (Mt Lofty/ Court 5)

THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH

Division Two Men
9:00pm- AUVC vs Northern Knights (Kensington YMCA / Court 2)

$5 ENTRY FEE AT MT LOFTY FOR ALL GAMES (VSA MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS ENTER FREE). EFTPOS FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

SA State League Match Reports: Round 12

LEAGUE MEN

AUVC DEF. NORTHERN KNIGHTS (3-0)

This week league men played knights in their second match of the year with the first being a nail biting 5 setter. The match was won with ease in 3 sets. Overall the boys played very well and the game was a great example of the improvement of the squad over the season. Mvp this week goes to Trent Woodward for keeping high intensity and strong form throughout the game. Honourable mentions to Adam Winter and Alex Rogan for consistently strong form throughout the game and a high service reception average.

LEAGUE RESERVE WOMEN

AUSTRAL DEF. AUVC (3-2)

The AUVC Reserve Women took on Austral this week. AUVC came out pretty flat in sets 1 and 2, committing hitting, serving and communication errors throughout both sets allowing Austral to win those sets 25-20 and 25-18. 

Sets 3 and 4 the girls came out and started playing like they know they can, putting in strong serves and not giving away free points. Our blocking was very strong, getting multiple kill blocks and preventing their offence from winning any points. AUVC won these sets 25-9 and 25-10. The fourth set saw an incredible service run of 18 straight points from Rebecca Larizza where she picked their serve receive apart.

Set 5 AUVC came out with all the momentum but constantly gave away free points. 6 service errors (5 of which were first serves) along with multiple hitting errors gave them set and game away to Austral who won 15-11

Despite the disappointing performance in the 5th set, the girls did well to fight back the way they did, not letting the first two sets beat them. Honourable mention this week goes again to Charlene Bowering who had a number of kill blocks and probably the most points hitting out of middle all year. MVP goes to Rebecca Larizza who had that absolutely ridiculous service run in the 4th set as well as providing a great all around game passing and hitting.

LEAGUE RESERVE MEN

AUVC DEF. AUSTRAL (3-1)

A great win for us in four against a very good Austral side. We needed to win this game to keep our final hopes alive and we did just that. After winning the first set 27-25, then losing the second set 25-12. We did very well to come out strong and played our style of volleyball in the next two sets to get the job done. The third set score was 25-15 and the fourth set score was 25-20. After the third set we never looked like losing and played very well. 

Great performance from the guys and it's great to see them improving as a team each game this season.

Honourable mentions go to Oliver Pyke with some big blocks and strong hitting and also Max Davis for making a huge impact on the game when needed. The MVP for this week goes to Tom Barone for a very good passing game and amazing defensive work.

DIVISION ONE WOMEN

AUSTRAL DEF. AUVC (3-2)

MATCH REPORT UNAVAILABLE

DIVISION ONE MEN

AUVC DEF. AUSTRAL (3-0)

The Div 1 Mens played an incredible game this week with a solid 3-0 win over Austral.

The first set was won pretty convincingly, we started with a strong rotation stacked towards setting up a solid offence. With Austral being much weaker at the net we were able to take control easily. Passing needed to be on point at this stage which was difficult as our main defensive players were starting off, Jarrad was notably able to keep the defence and serve receive at a good level.

The next set we faced a stronger net side from Austral, so James and Oscar were brought into the passing lineup to improve our defence. We were able to get in some excellent runs in the middle with both Dan and Brad, and we took out the set. The final set gave Bo and James the opportunity at the net to have a hit. It was a nail biter and it came very very close, reaching 29-27.

Alexei, Matt and Cat were able to set up very solid blocks throughout the game, and with them, we were able to run a devastating offence.This was one of those weeks where almost everyone played an outstanding game so it was difficult to choose an MVP, so I wrote a bit about everyone:

 

Matt Rayner - Excellent blocking and offensive pressure
Alexei - Confident hitting and outstanding on-court leadership
Oscar - The defensive wizard
Cat - Strong blocking, great passing
Jarrad - Excellent positioning and very good defensive touches
James - Good passing and serving under pressure
Dan - Great runs through the middle and smart blocking
Brad - Brad’s Famous 5 Point Serving Runs - Guaranteed 1 Per Game! (patent pending)
Bo - Excellent passing as always
Adam - Fantastic setting options, with the occasional successful tip

 

MVP ultimately goes to Alexei, with honourable mentions to everyone.

This is essentially the first season for this team playing together. It can be difficult with such a diverse range of players with a wide variety of experience. It was easily one of the best games we have played together and I couldn’t be more proud. As a team we are expecting similar successes for the rest of this season.

DIVISION TWO MEN (ROUND 11)

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (2-1)

Div 2 Men played against South Adelaide this week and unfortunately lost 2-1. This week we only had 6 players so working hard and playing as a team was crucial to the success of the game. The lads came out firing and won the first set 25 – 20. The second set we lost 20 – 25. After the second set the boys did drop their heads and ended up losing 25 – 19. It was a very close loss and a great game.

MVP goes to Peter this week for consistent hitting and week in week out coming to the games ready to play, acknowledging when he’s messed up and having respect for his teammates and his club.

Honourable mentions go to Winston and Bo for making every effort on court, never giving up and making smart decisions.