Started the 2010-2011 season with a 3-1 W vs Lamia last night. We did not have the best start as anxiety kicked in and it was a restless couple days leading up to the match. This season I think we have a good opportunity to do well but it is going to depend on the way our side plays and concentrates...As well as keeping healthy.
We lost the first set after leading 14-11 last night. In my opinion we were a little scatter brained in the first set and really hurt our selves with errors in serve, reception and attack. In the next three sets we put together a lot of runs using a little more placement with our service and block. After we gained the lead each set everything was rolling and our team played with a lot of confidence.
Lamia's team has two other American players. Andy Hein and Will Price. It was nice to see Heiner again as well as meeting Price for the first time. It is Will's first season over in Europe and he has a bright future ahead of him. Andy played well in all that he could control. I think the setter could had used him a bit more in their offense but I'm not really sure they have spent enough time together to feel comfortable. I'm sure they will balance it out as the season continues.
Keep your fingers crossed for the rest of the season!