It’s SEVA again for the Ladies
For the second year running, the Eagles Ladies did very well in the HVA Grand Prix and managed to go through to the South East Volleyball Association finals, which will take place on 14th May.
They will be representing Hampshire together with Guernsey Ladies. A total of ten teams from five counties will be competing for the title of regional champions.
In the last HVA Grand Prix of the season, the Ladies had two very tough games. The first one was against SVC, which fielded lots of NVL players. The Eagles started very confidently, quickly securing the first set. In the second set, they were in the lead most of the time and it was just because of some trouble in the passing unit combined with a couple of unlucky scrappy balls that SVC managed to steal the set.
The decider was going to be the tie-break and the Ladies had started very well. When it looked like it was all over for SVC, with the Eagles a few points ahead and their strongest server to serve for the match point, it all started to go downhill for the ladies. SVC managed to side out and climbed back up point by point thanks to a very powerful server. The ladies crumbled under the pressure and started to make some unforced errors. It was a shame that SVC managed to win the game, as the Eagles were clearly the stronger side and had been dominating the whole game.
The last match was against Hits and Giggles, which was top of the league and undefeated. The Eagles gave it their all and put up a very good fight. Having introduced a libero meant the Ladies’ passing unit had become much stronger but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to beat the opposition. Despite the Eagles best efforts, Hits and Giggles won both sets.
Luckily for the ladies, the results of the other games worked in their favour and they managed to go through anyways.
A huge thank you to our coach David for his invaluable support throughout the day.