Estonians make it 6 – 0

High flying TEVC Estonians stretched their unbeaten run in the league today to six matches when comprehensively beating Leicester VC 3-0. The team looked good in the new kit and played well. Estonians are now only second on points to Birmingham who they play at Boswells on December 6. Definately one to watch.

Back Row: Michael Pagalos, Cameron Schutz, Stuart Coussins, Dave Fenech, Ian Bailey, Andrew Tuck Front Row:  James Bernardi, Matt Ketley, Tony Clarke (c), Mahlon King (l), Zac Chambers

Back Row: Michael Pagalos, Cameron Schutz, Stuart Coussins, Dave Fenech, Ian Bailey, Andrew Tuck
Front Row: James Bernardi, Matt Ketley, Tony Clarke (c), Mahlon King (l), Zac Chambers

There was a nervy start to proceedings with the first four points being errors. Then a service run by Tuck “steadied the ship” to take the score to 6 – 2 then 8 – 3 by the first break. Michael then stepped up to line and served strong to increase the lead in quick time to 12-4. Estonians were serving well and dominating in offence. This made life very difficult for Leicester and there were relatively few rallies. Cameron came on later in the set and immediatley killed the ball off a great set from Dave with his first touch. Further kills from Michael and Ian kept the score moving along helping Estonians win the set 25-14.

Leicester got frustrated and were awarded yellow and red cards. Consequently, Estonians started the second set with a 2-0 lead.  Whilst Leicester arguably played their best voleyball to hold the score to 8-5 at the first break it was not going to be good enough. Matt had come on for Dave and started a strong serving run and this was followed by another service run by Michael. Leicester’s passing unit were under pressure the whole set as there were very few serving errors. Strong offence was backed with enthusiastic defence. Estonians were up 22-11 and cruised to a 25-12 set win.

The third set started like the first two finished. Estonains were playing well as a team, defending and passing well. Matt had plenty of options setting but ones to Ian in the middle took the eye with clean hitting from Ian winning the points. From 16-7, Estonians eventually won the set 25 – 17.

This was a good result even with the team not at fuill strength (big John, Cameron, Kieran and Tom missing). There’s every chance Estonians can keep their unbeaten run going for some time yet.

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