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Womens (NVL) (60)

Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00

Women fight back

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 After disappointing defeats to Sheffield and Loughborough, Riga faced another tough match against a Cambridge side battling to avoid relegation. From the start, Cambridge played with more energy and determination and a lethargic Riga quickly found themselves 5-12 down.

Sunday, 09 March 2014 00:00

Ladies lose in five to Loughborough

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On Sunday 9th March, Riga ladies faced another tough encounter against Loughborough. After losing close matches to Loughborough in both the league and cup tournaments, Riga were keen to put in a good fight for a third time lucky.

Saturday, 08 March 2014 17:28

Ladies defeated by Sheffield

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On Saturday 8 March Riga ladies hosted Sheffield at Alan Higgs.  Having had a close game v Sheffield earlier in the season and both teams being near the top of the league, it was all to play for.

Riga ladies travelled to Loughborough this weekend to face Loughborough in the National Shield Semi-final.  It was a re-run of last year's semi-final where Riga also faced Loughborough.  Having lost to Loughborough in the league the week before, Riga were keen to get off to a strong start.

Sunday, 16 February 2014 17:58

Women hold their nerve to win on the road again

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Riga travelled to bottom of the table, Northampton, and were made to work hard for a 3-1 victory. Kat travelled but was feeling unwell so Anca replaced her in the middle. Whilst lacking in height and hitting power, Northampton have a reputation for great back court defence and this performance was no different.

Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:00

Women impress in quarter final win

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The women travelled to Sheffield for the Shield quarter final in determined mood - having lost at Sheffield 0-3 in the league, they knew a big performance was required.

Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:01

Ladies get a win in Manchester

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Riga maintained their challenge at the top of the league with a good all-round performance away at Manchester. Both teams exchanged errors early in the first set but either side of the 2nd technical timeout, Riga’s outside hitters, Bella and Anca, imposed themselves and gained a 3 point lead.

Sunday, 12 January 2014 16:19

Riga ladies through to Quarter finals of shield

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This weekend saw Riga host Oxford ladies in the Volleyball England National Shield competition.  Riga started strong, good passing from libero Netti allowed Clare to distribute the ball with Brit hitting some strong winners through four and Kat through the middle.  The team palyed with momentum and took and early lead.  

Saturday, 04 January 2014 17:55

Hollow victory but Riga women go top

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With half the country still on holiday, and new year parties fresh in
the mind, the women were back into league action away at Nottingham.
Fortunately there was no sign of hangovers amongst the Riga girls and
they dominated from the start, playing positive volleyball throughout
the first set.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 21:40

Ladies lose to strong Sheffield side

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Riga travelled to Sheffield for their final match of 2013. Riga's normal meticulous pre-match preparations were disrupted with coach, Jon, only arriving 2 minutes before the start due to a puncture on the motorway. Not ideal against a strong Sheffield team who after two early season defeats had strengthened their squad and since won 5 in a row.

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