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Match Reports (88)

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:06

WM Ladies West Midlands Cup Winners 2017 Featured

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This weekend saw the West Midlands Riga ladies team take on Tamworth in the West Midlands Cup Competition Final.  The team had built a steady run through to the final with some close games and tough opponents, but Tamworth were bound to be the toughest opposition yet - all to play for!  The match started strongly for Riga with Serving pressure from Susi and powerful hits from Sophie allowing Riga to take the first set 25 to 10. 

Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:20

Men beat Manchester in 5 set thriller! Featured

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Having avoided automatic relegation the boys have two games left and need to win both to avoid the play offs (one being against league leaders Sheffield). To set up that clincher though they would first need to face InterVolley Manchester which was going to be a tough ask in any event.

Under Stand-In coach Coach Jon's watchful eye the boys had a nervous start. The teams traded points and Riga missed opportunities with service errors. There was a little bit of crowd disturbance that was quickly dealt with and the game resumed! From a time out at 13-20 down the men started to close the gap but Manchester took the set 25-21.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:18

NVL Ladies end season on a high Featured

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The ladies played Team Sunderland who are pushing to finish second in the league. It was always going to be a tough game but the girls had a goal to have beat everyone in the league once during the season save for league champions Sheffield.

The girls shot out the blocks immediately applying the pressure. Sunderland called a time out at 2-7 down but could not disrupt Clare's run of 6 serves as Riga took an 11-2 lead. From there Riga were in control with Julie and Enrica commanding the pass giving Clare options to find Alex and Sophie who hit clean winners. Excellent blocking from Mim and Sylwia kept up the pressure and Sunderland's second time out came at 8-22. Riga took the set 25-10.

Sunday, 05 March 2017 08:45

Resurgent Riga win again

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On the back of 3 wins in a row, Riga women travelled to Newcastle Staffs in confident mood, but wary of a team they have struggled to beat in recent seasons. Riga started well, with Alex hitting strongly through 4. Sophie L. placed a cross-court spike perfectly from opposite, and then served two aces to put Riga in command of the set. More service pressure from Enrica and Mim saw Riga ease through the set 25-16.

Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

A Riga Winning weekend

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This weekend saw Riga host four NVL games at Alan Higgs Centre.  Saturday both teams played Darkstar Derbyshire and on Sunday Riga ladies played Tameside and Riga Men Sunderland City Predators.  It was a weekend with all to play for at a crucial point in the season.

Sunday, 22 January 2017 21:07

Men's NVL new kit!

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The Mens National League team looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the men a new kit in club colours! The men are also on the hunt for new players - see article below for more details. #goriga

Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:59

West Midlands Ladies new kit

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The West Midlands ladies looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the ladies a new kit and so far it is proving lucky with the ladies beating Uni of Birmingham in it twice! #goriga

Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:24

Mens team open training - looking for new players

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Thinking about a return to Volleyball for 2017?  Riga men's National League team are looking for new players and holding an open training session on Thursday 26th January at Bablake School in Coventry from 8-10pm for anyone interested.  The session is FREE to attend.

Riga ladies hosted Wombourne this weekend in the next round of the Volleyball England National Cup.  Riga ladies got off to a non-steady start with a run of service errors in a row - fortunately mirrored by Wombourne!  Eventually the ladies began to find their form.  Pass from stand-in libero Jackie saw Sophie able to distribute the ball well with attacks from Bella and Marcela.  Strong serving from Mim put Riga nicely ahead.  A double substitution saw Clare and Alex join the fray at 23-14.  Clare served two aces and then set to Alex to enable her to clinch the winning point - what a double substitution!

Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:01

West Mids women win season opener

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This year’s season for the West Midlands Riga team began with a match against Hereford, last year’s winners of the 2nd division. The first set started with a few difficulties on both sides and ball possession being lost equally, not surprising as half of the Riga players were making their team debut. Half way through the set, Riga was noticeably winning back confidence and 2 great series of serves by Clare and Alysia put pressure on Hereford. With Riga building up their game and landing some good attacks, the set was won 25-21.

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