The first four fixtures of the Intersport volleyball mixed league were played over the past two weekends with all five teams getting involved.
Hoodies 2, Shetland Recreational Trust (SRT) 1
(25-18, 25-17, 25-27)
This was a closely-fought first match of the new season with Hoodies proving to be the more consistent of the two teams in sets one and two. They did, however, allow SRT to steal set three by the closest of margins to gain two vital league points.
JBT 3, JR Hutton Benchwarmers (JRHB) 0
(25-14, 25-20, 25-16)
JBT won fairly comfortably with better control throughout but slipped up in set two by allowing JRHB to get 20 points which under the new league rules meant that they stole an important single league point from that set. JBT regained their composure during set three and ended the match as 3-0 winners.
DITT 0, JBT 3
(0-25, 14-25, 13-25)
DITT were unfortunately incomplete for the beginning of the first set as they only had two female players in their starting line-up, whereas the rules of the mixed league state that there must be at least three women on court at all times.
That meant that set one was awarded to JBT 25-0 and DITT were allowed three minutes between sets to field a legal team. Fortunately they managed this and the game got under way properly. JBT, however, looked to be in control of the remaining two sets and never really looked troubled throughout.
JRHB 0, Hoodies 3
(13-25, 6-25, 17-25)
Benchwarmers held off the Hoodies for most of set one but finally succumbed to pressure but not before winning 13 points. They did however have a mini-collapse in set two where Hoodies dominated with serve receive being the deciding factor.
With nothing to lose and lots to gain the Benchwarmers upped their game to try and match the stronger Hoodies side. But Hoodies held out at the vital points of the match and finished on top, winning by three sets to nil.
Friday 19th November – Clickimin Centre: JR Hutton Benchwarmers v Shetland Recreational Trust at 7pm; DITT v Hoodies at 8.30pm. Spectators are very welcome.