Sandwick triumph over Hotspurs
Sandwick beat Harry’s Hotspurs in the men’s volleyball cup, but no matches took place in the ladies cup competition as two teams were unable to field sides.
BP Sullom Voe Volleyball League
Men’s Cup Competition
LHD Drifters 3, DITT Globetrotters 1
No report received.
Men’s Plate Competition
Harry’s Hotspurs 1, Sandwick 3
(18-25, 18-25, 28-26, 23-25)
Hotspurs won the toss and served first, but unfortunately for them it was not long before Sandwick’s Sverre Riise regained control of serve with a great spike sending the Hotspurs men scrambling to pick the ball. Sandwick’s Jimmy Morris had a good run of serves, clocking up a good lead.
Hotspurs’ Shane Jamieson made a great diving pick up after a Riise hit. Kevin Moar followed up with a good run of serves for Hotspurs but it wasn’t enough as Sandwick never lost the lead. Hotspurs called a time out with Sandwick leading 22-13 and came out fighting. They immediately won back serve and with Jamieson at the service line racked up a few points. It proved too little too late however as Sandwick’s Ian White finished off the set with a great hit.
Set two saw the best rally of the night with both teams making some great attacking shots. Unfortunately poor serving and failure to get the first pass to the setter was Hotspurs’ downfall for most of this set. Sandwick’s Kevin Smith made a good run of serves forcing Hotspurs to just pass the ball back over the net where Sandwick could easily set up strong attacks. The second set finished 25-18 to Sandwick.
Set three saw much better play from both teams (apart from some weird and wonderful stuff at the net from Morris and Moar). Jamieson played very well on the frontcourt blocking and hitting effectively, to put some well earned points on the board for Hotspurs. Smith’s serve was working well, coming in hard and fast skimming the top of the net, which made it difficult for Hotspurs to make a good pass. Hotspurs got it together for the last 10 points and made a good comeback from 23-18 to win the set 28-26.
Hotspurs continued their tempo from the end of the second set, but despite this, they couldn’t catch Sandwick’s early lead. Hotspurs passing had improved, allowing setter Moar and Jamieson to put together some winning attacks. But Sandwick’s Morris and Riise were also putting together some great attacks, ensuring the score remained pretty even. Sandwick’s Smith had some punishing hits in the last few points and this proved too much for Hotspurs as Sandwick finished off 25-23 to win the match three sets to one.
Most Valuable Player for Sandwick was Kevin Smith, while Shane Jamieson took the honours for Hotspurs.
Ladies Cup Competition
Neither of the two scheduled matches were able to take place as neither Shetland Freezer Foods or Burra could field a team, so the points were awarded to JBT and Sandwick.