Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Round 2 Game 1 vs Lamia

We've begun the second half of the season with a 3-1 win over Lamia.  We knew this match was not going to be an easy one as Lamia had knocked off some of the other top teams and was on a winning streak.  I don't think we are going to have any easy matches the rest of the season to be honest.

Freddy, our head coach, put together a good game plan and our team executed it pretty well.  We lost the first set 25-23 as we got stuck in one rotation twice.   Lamia's setter has a pretty difficult jump float serve and I think both times he went back to serve their team ran us up for 4 or 5 points.  That and the fact that our team prob had 6 mistakes in attack was the difference in the set.

In the second set our captain, Kravarik, came out on fire from the service line and we never looked back.  We gave them a good smack down and regained our confidence.  Didn't get stuck in any rotations and our setter really ran a solid offense.

The 3rd and 4th set looked a lot like the 2nd.  We served well and Kostas, our setter, really ran the show.  Our middles and left sides were blocking balls like crazy and it didn't seem like Lamia could do anything against us.  It was a very good win for our team and now on to the next in Athens vs Kafisa...the beat us 3-1 last time we played so we have to bring our A game.

Here are the standings after the 12th week.  Iraklis is still in first but only by a small margin of 4 points