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Sunday, 11 January 2015 21:40

Ladies exit national shield in five set thriller

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This weekend Riga NVL ladies travelled to Ashcombe Dorking in Surrey in the next round of the Volleyball England National Shield.  Ashcombe play in Division 1 having recently been demoted from Super 8s.  Therefore, it was going to be a tough match for our division 2 ladies.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:34

Success for women in Shield

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NVL Women win their first Shield game this weekend against Peterborough. Despite a score of 3-0, Riga didn’t show their best game against this team of Division 3. It is only at the end of the third set, for the last 10 points that Riga showed her true face thanks to a strong serve of Jules.

This weekend saw the ladies have a double header of home fixtures - Saturday v Nottingham Rockets and Sunday v Birmingham.  Although back up to full numbers the team were plagued by injury to Claire Tintillier's shoulder giving coach Jon less options.  The girls sided out straight away from Rockets serve and put on a few points until Rockets middle player served consistenty to give Rockets an early lead into the first TTO.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:26

West Mids ladies find their feet against Nuneaton

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Tuesday evening’s home game against Nuneaton saw a West Midlands squad of 12 player plus Ginny as coach win against Nuneaton in four sets.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 20:54

Riga exceed expectations against Super 8s’ Malory

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Riga began the second round of the cup with an unconventional warm-up – one without a setter! (Clare spent the warm-up in the Tollbar roundabout road works!) But despite no warm-up, the first 2 points of the match were won by Clare's serve! Malory soon got into the swing of things and with a run of good serves and attacks, they lead 8-3 at the first technical time-out. However a fantastic run of 10 serves from Jules took Riga into the lead and forced Malory to take a time-out when they were trailing 12:13 and then to make a substitution at 12:15. Riga held on to the serve with good blocking from Anca and well-read defence by Netti. A mixture Riga's own errors and Malory's attack later on brought the set level and Malory went on to win 25-22.

Sunday, 02 November 2014 19:06

Men have a comfortable win against Birmingham

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Following on from their win v Essex last weekend, Riga men hosted local rivals Birmingham at the Alan Higgs Centre.  The team was bolstered by Alassane's return to the squad for this season but with the absence of Jack Young, Tom stepped up and filled in as libero. 

Sunday, 02 November 2014 18:58

NVL women beat local rivals Loughborough in 3

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After failing to defeat Loughborough students last season Riga set out with determination to finally beat them. This attitude however, failed to transmit to the court where Riga appeared stationary, unable to control Loughborough’s serve. A few choice words of encouragement from coach Jon during a time out sent Riga back on court with renewed vigor. Netti took control of the pass, allowing Clare to set up a variety of attacks and Riga won the set 25:20.

Sunday, 02 November 2014 18:53

West Mids ladies lose to strong Telford side

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It was an early start for the West Midland ladies team on Sunday , as we travelled to Telford for a 10.30 start. We knew it would be a tough game as Telford also play in Division 3 of the National league. The team welcomed Pauline and Malin who were making their debuts for Riga and Anca also joined us for this game.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 09:10

Women take a lesson from deadly Durham

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The women excitedly faced the challenge of high flying, Durham, a team destined for the Super 8s based on the import of American volleyball scholarship students. Early in the first set, Riga found the Durham serve hard to deal with, and effective attacks were difficult to create. Faced with a number of 'free' balls, Durham imposed themselves with powerful hitting and raced away with the set, 8-25.

On Tuesday evening the West Midlands ladies faced NEST as their next league fixture.  With an array of new players the team settled down but it was sure to be a close match.  The teams were matching each other point for point all the way through.  Riga missed opportunities to close the game out at the end of the fourth set as a strong NEST side hit well to take it into the decider.

A gutsy performance from Riga saw the girls fight to the end but ultimately NEST clinched it 16-14.  Click read more to watch the videos

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