Athena suffered defeat in its second friendly against University of Leicester women's team.
The Uni team were looking for practice ahead of their forthcoming Student Cup appearance and they certainly fielded a very strong side. They ran out comfortable winners against a very inexperienced Athena team that featured 2 juniors and a make-shift middle player.
It was not a great result, but it gave a chance to some more players to get on court and it gave the coach plenty to think about. The first pass was quite wayward and, as to be expected with such an inexperienced side, the attack was not as effective as needed against a well-drilled University side.
Athena won its first ever tournament!
Competing against 4 other local leagues teams in the Leicestershire Volleyball Association Autumn Tournament, Athena won 4 out of 4 matches. For such a new team that has not yet had a competitive match, that is such a great result.
The matches were very short 12-minute timed events, but Athena managed to assert their dominance in every match and were rarely troubled.
Many thanks to the LVA for organising the tournament, It was fabulous to see so many men's, women's and mixed teams there. An excellent event.