|Aztecs Look to Overcome Previous Loss to PVC|
|Published: 20 Mar 2013|
Aztecs entered this match knowing that a win was needed to maintain their hopes of a league title. And things were looking good thanks to a great start with Amy McCall distributing the ball well, leading to kills from Chloe Walkingshaw and Aimee Nixon. This 8-2 start was built upon by booming serving from Jenna Gass, Aztecs claiming the first set to 13.
Set 2 started in a similar vein, again with Aztecs surging to an 8-2 advantage. This time the strong start was built around superior roofage by Rebecca Whitten and Charlotte Wilson. This led to PVC tipping more, which was turned into gold by Mel Traynor and Sorcha Maguire. PVC couldn’t quite get back into it finally relinquishing set two 11-25.
Aztecs were brimming with confidence entering the third set, but PVC came out serving strongly which, added to Aztecs’ lack of concentration, kept the set toing and froing well into the teens. This is where eventual Aztecs’ MVP, Claire Dowey, kept her team alive with ninjaesque agility covering hits. Aztecs stepped it up to take the set 25-20, and the game 3-0. MVP for PVC was Ms Klimecka.
Thanks to refs Paul McIlwaine and Zoe Wethers, and scorers Zara Close and Taryn Reynolds.
A 3-0 victory against the only team so far to beat Aztecs, with two of the sets having been won convincingly. Coach Nick Kerr asked coach Alan Dowey if they should reward the players by not giving them planks and press ups at the next training session. He replied “no”.