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Sunday, 06 July 2014 12:55

Riga muppets win 2014 Sandwell tournament

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Riga Muppets entered this year's Sandwell tournament with a mixed team from the mens and the two ladies teams.  The weather had been beautiful until the Friday before when constant rain meant the Saturday was not looking good!  As we stepped onto the field though the first rays of sunshine came out and it was set to be a good day.

One team in the Riga Muppets' pool didn't brave the weather and was a no show!  Therefore, the tournament organisers re-jigged and we had two other teams to play (Green Gos and Katz) and we played each of them twice in the morning pool.  Riga's morning started with some true muppet moments (hence the team name!) as we remembered what volleyball was from the long season break.  The team managed to secure a 2-0 win in the first game though.  From that point on the team didn't look back winning all games in the pool and securing a slot in the semi-final.

The semi-final saw the team really start to click and we started steadily against Cheshire Sets.  It was good team play that saw the Riga Muppets take a comfortable victory.  However, had the team peaked too early prior to the final!  The final was against Sundorne.  Riga started off slightly unsettled and the two sides traded points displaying the tension of a final.  Riga remained calm though and played through as a team to take the set 25-23. 

 

Into the second and Riga changed their line up bringing on all subs for the second set.  Another rocky start from Riga and some tensions over some net play rattled both teams.  Riga pulled back the deficit though and strong serving mixed with good blocking and attacking saw Riga win out the set and claim the winners spot.

Thanks to the organisers for a good day.  Don't forget next Sunday is the Riga tournament at Wolston for some more volleyball fun.

 

 

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