Week 8 of SVL was played on 19th August. Is anyone missing the Olympics yet?
Mens Honours (By Rob)
UTS overcame a strong UNSW team to seal a great 3-0 victory. The UTS middles resembled the Great Wall of France and Great Wall of Australia, blocking with great timing and technique, especially when next to the Great Wall of Russia. Great serving all round put the pressure on, whilst great defense covered the court like great-ed cheese on an uncooked pizza. A positional change saw the somewhat Great Wall of Great Britain mi-great to opposite for this match, which seemed to work well. The greatest libero in the team was solid in service reception, passing nails on 100% of balls that he didn’t shank. The UTS setter put on a great display of non jump setting and the not so Great Wall of New Zealand was great-ful to the middles for drawing blocks. Pleased with the performance after the match, the UTS coach told the boys “That was great!”. Con-great-ulations to the team on what is arguably their best performance of 2012 thus far.
Womens Honours (to come)
Mens Div1 Team 1 (to come)
Mens Div 1 Team 2 (by George)
Round 8 saw us in another epic 5 set marathon, this time against Baulkham Hills Brumbies. International business commitments meant we were missing 3 of our main players, but we were still able to field a strong team for this match. The first set was closely fought and we won it 25:23, whilst the 2nd saw a reverse of the scores 23:25. The 3rd set was a real struggle for us due to poor passing and we lost it 18:25, but then we turned it around in the 4th to win 25:17. The 5th set was again close, but our passing errors in the business-end gave BHV the final set 15:12 and the overall win. Cris was again dominant as Uni/Middle and this was highlighted when he nailed a quick down into the BHV 3 metre line, much to the surprise of our much younger opposition. Cris also turned a few heads when he re-introduced the ‘old’ European style Windmill Serve to Sydney Volleyball and managed to get a number of easy points. Much confusion reigned as players on both sides of the court looked in amazement at this ‘new’ type of serve and how effective it was. Overall Result: BHV-B def UTS2 3:2
Womens Div 1 (to come)