Leicestershire Local League
Sunday 25th March
Leicester Athena 0 Leicester Uni 3
Despite their best performance of the season, Athena's local league side lost to Leicester Uni 3-0.
Athena started with Ioana and Hannah setting, Emma and Charlie playing middle and Julia and Algi playing outside hitters. Athena started very brightly and went into a 4 point lead, but they ran out of steam towards the end of the set to lose it 22-25.
The second set was a tight affair all the way through, but superior serving by Leicester Uni turned out to be the key. Nikki came on for her first match and drew a big cheer when she dug her first ball nice and high to the setter ... a 14 year old mixing it her elders.
Athena struggled to get going in the third set and Leicester Uni won the match, 25-22, 25-20, 25-14. But with a 17 year old captain and a 14 year old making her debut, the performance and the progress is not what is most important. The team as a whole played with much better control, accuracy and teamwork.