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Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:06

WM Ladies West Midlands Cup Winners 2017 Featured

Written by Hannah Dodd
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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. 

 

However, in the second set Tamworth tightened up their defence and began to build some strong attacks which Riga struggled to deal with. Despite some spectacular saves from Netti keeping the ball in play, Riga lost the second set in a tight 29-27.

In the third, Frederica's accurate passing allowed Ginny to set some quick middle hits for Anca and Alex, giving Riga the upper hand. Riga won the set 25-19.

In the fourth set, a tired Riga managed to continue the momentum and stormed to victory, with a tense final point that ended with a spectacular kill from Anca. Ginny was the well-deserved MVP, giving setters the recognition they deserve for once! 

The team celebrated their victory in classic Riga style - in the pub for a hearty lunch and some drinks! Big thanks to Nick for coaching us this season, and to Sophie for staying behind to line judge the men's final. 

MVP - Ginny

 

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