Leicestershire Local League
Wednesday 14th February
Leicester Athena 0 Loughborough Uni 3
A very experimental Athena local team struggled to match the power and accuracy of a strong Loughborough Uni team.
With so many new players joining recently, coach Paul wanted to give them court time to see how they would react and that inexperience showed.
Athena struggled with service receive against a strong Loughborough team that contained a number of regional league players, but once they got into rallies, their technical abilities showed through. Athena started each of the three sets with a different team to give people time on court and, understandably, the lack of consistency meant that they started slowly, giving Loughborough a big lead but then began to claw back.
Despite the result, coach Paul was happy to have the chance to take a look at so many players and to give court time to people. It really is great to see so many players making their debut for Athena, so well done to our debutants Alex, Teo, Faye and Ioana as well as to Emily, Charlie, Emma, Kasia, Hannah, Julia, Erin and captain Liza.