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Riga's West Midlands women's side ended the league season with a win and a loss last week securing them 3rd place in the league.  On Wed 29th the team made the long trek to Cleobury (almost in Wales!!).  Inevitably the travelling took its toll and despite some good hitting from Hannah and some strong serving from Anca the girls lost the 1st set 19-25.  

Having drawn a veil over last week’s aberration, the Riga party bus (well, two small cars) travelled to the North East for the weekend, and the final two games of the season. After sight-seeing the North York Moors during a 4 hour drive, the team arrived at lunchtime in Whitby to take on North Riding Eagles. After gifting the home team the first four points, Riga’s serve took over, with Sylwia and Claire in particular causing problems for the home team.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 22:01

WM women through to Semi-finals of Cup

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Riga WM ladies travelled to Tamworth this weekend for the quarter finals of the West Midlands cup.  Having played Tamworth recently in the league Riga know it would be a touch match but were determined to match them with team spirit.  The first set saw the teams trade point for point.  Tamworth got into a rhythm and had a strong run of serves which soon saw Riga trailing.  Ginny distributed the ball well with good hitting from Jayne and Melissa Riga fought back but it was too late and the first set slipped away.

Saturday, 21 March 2015 20:24

Eagles brought to ground

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Riga entertained North Riding Eagles in this NVL Div 2 clash with the teams level in the table and in contention for a top 4 finish. Riga pressed hard from the start and took 6 points from Milly’s service rotation with Claire and Bella attacking clinically. Riga’s serve continued to put pressure on their opponents throughout the set forcing the visitors to attack from off the net and Jules and Ana coped easily in defence. With a 12 point lead, Netti replaced Bella. North Riding also made a substitution and the new player, Sechel, served well to take 6 points and put some pressure on Riga. But Netti made two good defensive plays and Milly finished the set with a spike and block, 25-17.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:48

West Midlands ladies remain unbeaten in 2015

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On Tuesday the West Midlands side faced Telford who also play in National League Div 3 so the team was expecting some tough opposition.

However in the first set Riga were dominant and Telford did not get a look in. Sandra served 8 points in a row and some strong hitting from outside players Malin and Annalaura enabled Riga to take the first set 25 – 14.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:40

NVL women back on track!

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Day 2 of a double-header weekend saw Riga take on Black Country Redhill at home on Sunday. With Sylwia unavailable, Milly came back into the squad fresh from England Junior camp but started on the bench as Claire switched to middle. The first set started quietly until Bella struck four strong serves to give Riga the edge. Clare followed suit shortly afterwards and Riga controlled the set without ever dominating, winning 25-19.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:39

Riga snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

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Riga took on promotion chasing Manchester at home on Saturday looking to prove that they are better than their mid-table position suggests. It was an inauspicious start for Riga as Manchester raced into a 7 point lead and effectively killed-off the first set before it had begun. Things improved for the home team towards the later stages of the set as Jules found her feet returning as libero, and at least one or two serves made it into court! 11-25.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 20:05

West Midlands ladies continue their winning streak

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On Tuesday the West Midlands side faced Cleobury in their 3rd match of 2015.

As a result of some inspired coaching by Ginny Rennie several players have been trying out new positions and the results speak for themselves as the team is unbeaten in 2015.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:12

Comfortable win for NVL women

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Riga made the short trip to Loughborough University on Valentines Day and despite just having 6 players, put together a strong performance to win 3-0. With Claire and Bella back as outside hitters, and Ana rejuvenated at opposite, the team had a balanced look about it. In the first set Riga took an early 5 point lead from Bella’s serves but let it slip and needed a stern time-out talk to re-focus. There were no alarms thereafter and Riga took the set 25-15.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 17:22

Ladies win 5 set thriller v Birmingham

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Saturday 31st January saw Coventry and Warwick Riga Ladies National League 2 women face Birmingham who were playing at home. Due to absences Riga fielded a squad of seven yet they were a determined crew.

The first set was close in score from the beginning to the end with Riga adjusting well to some new positions for the players. Riga served well from the beginning and Ana looked particularly lively yet Birmingham drew back by mid-set. Despite some good defence from Riga with effective blocking, the first set ended up 20 -25 to Birmingham.

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