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Women's Premier : Determined Rebels brought down by Giants
Posted by Media Team on 2019/11/15 10:00:00 (197 reads)

Giants beat Rebels 18:21 21:18 21:17 21:8 Women's Premier Division (London Volleyball League)
Hosts fade after impressive start
Giants made a good start but then rather disappointed in the first set for the most part of which they were a point or two adrift after going 2:4 in front early on. Late in the set they closed to 19:18 but the home side held its nerve and finished off the set.

After just two people had served in set two, Rebels led 9:7. Thereafter service did not dominate and play continued with nothing between the sides until Giants caught their visitors at 18:all. Francesca Rausa rotated to serve and a brace of accurately placed balls tied the score. Fortunes ebbed and flowed in the third and the lead was constantly changing hands. Eventually Rebels caught Giants at 18:all but, after calling a time-out, the visitors regrouped and took a one set lead.

Early in the fourth Rebels took a 2:15 lead and for the next ten minutes or so it looked as though they would prolong the evening but Giants caught them at 12:all and for a while the scores were after alternate rallies but at 16:all Giants captain Elisabetta Bottaro rotated to serve and confidence seemed to grow around her as she helped her side polish off the resistance.

Starting Six: Elisabetta Bottaro (captain), Laura de Carli, Maria Teresa Cocucci, Ainhoa Lopez, Serena Pedrazzi, Monica Vernia.
Libero: Adriana Cristini.
Other players: Eleonore Caby, Francesca Rausa, Lourdes Rechiv, Valentina de Santis.
Coach: O Colak.

Starting Six: Yun Chadavadh, Christina Hadjihambi, Joanna Lawniczek, Roxana Mihaela, Patricia Regaspi, Indre Stankeviciute,
Libero: Gabriella De Rosa.
Other players: Miley Adison, Angelica Siergiev (captain).
Coach: Denzil Faure.

Clapham Leisure Centre, Clapham, 24th October

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

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