Match Reports (93)

Please find below our latest match report

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.

Friday, 14 October 2016 21:19

Riga fight to five against Darkstar

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After the 'short' 50 mile trip (depressingly, the closest away game of the season by some distance!), Riga started the match well. The first set was decided relatively early when at 11-11 Bella hit a cross-court spike to bring herself to the service line. This produced a run of 4 points for Riga from some great covering by Alex and attack wins for Mim and Clare. Strong blocking from Sylwia and Alex took Riga further ahead and as Derby threatened a recovery, an ace from Slywia sealed the set for Riga. 

The West Midlands ladies team played Uni of Birmingham last Thursday in the Plate semi-final.  It was end to end stuff in an epic 5 setter with Riga finally coming out on top to win 3-2 (19-17) in the fifth and see Riga claim their spot in the final.

The final will be held on Saturday 4 June at 2.30pm at Dudley Evolve against Birmingham Mets.  The girls would love loads of Club supporters to go along and cheer them on.   #goriga

Some pics and videos of the semi-final are available on the Riga facbook page - www.facebook.com/rigavolleyball

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death the ladies host Newcastle Staffs in the final game of this season.  In fair Alan Higgs, where we lay our scene, the two teams met and in the warm up were both alike in dignity.  Powered on by a Purple play list in honour of Prince.

This weekend the ladies travelled to local team Birmingham in their penultimate game of the season.  A win for Birmingham would see them promoted to Division 1 for next season so it was sure to be a tough game for the ladies.   However, earlier in the season Riga had been one of the only teams to beat Birmingham so it was all to play for!

Saturday, 09 April 2016 20:11

North Riding Eagles come out on top

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Ladies played North Riding Eagles this weekend. The two sides have not met since the start of the season. Riga started strongly with a side out and a run of serves from Clare that put Riga 4-0 ahead and forced NRE into a time out

Monday, 21 March 2016 09:13

Women impress and sense safety

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Riga faced Leeds for the second time in a week, with both teams amongst a group of four still fighting the threat of relegation. The stakes were high – a win for Riga would seem them safe barring a run of exceptional results, whilst defeat for Leeds would see them favourites to join Nottingham Rockets in division 3 next year.

Saturday, 19 March 2016 22:09

Women left in the dark!

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Riga’s run of 3 league wins in a row came to an abrupt end against Darkstar Derby. After the drama of a 20 minute delay while the sports centre staff retrieved the net from another venue, Derby quickly imposed themselves with strong hitting in the middle and outside.

Sunday, 13 March 2016 19:55

Ladies get a win in Leeds

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This weekend the NVL ladies travelled North to play Leeds for the first time this season.  After a lesson about Biomes and their geographical features on the way the girls arrived in Leeds ready and raring to go!  We even had travelling away supporters in Sophie, Kat and Mr & Mrs Kay - thank you all for your support.

Sunday, 28 February 2016 11:35

Ladies and men face Manchester

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This weekend saw both teams host Manchester Marvels at home. First up it was the ladies. With Manchester currently holding 2nd place in the league it was sure to be a battle. The girls were also missing coach Jon and players Bella, Sylwia and Alex.

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