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Men's Div. 2 B : Fireball maintain pressure at Pride
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2018/4/18 13:34:40 (183 reads)

Lionhearts Pride lost to Fireball (Men’s D2B - London Volleyball League)
14:21 14:21 13:21
Top place regained
After their surprise defeat by the youngsters of EBC Greenhouse the previous afternoon,
Fireball bounced back and showed no mercy as they overcame their hosts in Bethnal Green.

After winning the opening rally and then going 1:4 in front, they imposed themselves on proceedings in racing to 2:11 before relaxing a little. Lionhearts were able to reduce the deficit by a couple of points but they never looked like taking the set.

0:4, 2:6, 4:10, 5:15. They made another impressive start to the second set before relaxing once again, clearly confident that they had the mastery of Lionhearts even though they played very well in closing the gap to 10:15 and, after falling a bit further behind again, saving three set points.

The pattern was remarkably similar in the third set. After a point apiece, Fireball advanced to 1:4 2:8 and 3:15 before mounting a challenge of sorts and winning six of the last nine rallies of the match. Pride was intact but Fireball the victors.

K S Osemka 2 will have breathed a sigh of relief yesterday but they still have to complete their fixtures.

Green Spring Academy, Bethnal Green, 8th April

Players:
Lionhearts Pride
Starting six: Janaazie Coppin (captain), Trevys David, Efenikos Erdongan, Sebastien Gerber. Charles Wolfe, Hyun Ki (Sam) Yang.
Libero: Dino Vo.
Other players: Daniel Chong, Alessandro Quaranta.
Coach: Paolo Montalbano.

Fireball
Starting Six: Daniel Carrarde, Moritz Clauberg, Olivier Ducloux, Michele Mafrici, Marcio Soriano, Nicolas Vecchione.
Libero; Rizen Banares.
Other players: Joris Afriat, Eric Gargano. Luciano Rabuffetti, Reuben Ruiz-Daum.
Coach: Marcelo Cordova

Referee: Rommel Medenilla.

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