Leicestershire Local League
Wednesday 11th April
Leicester Athena 1 Hermitage 2
Athena's local league team showed signs of improvement in their home match against Hermitage despite a lot of changes in personnel throughout the match.
Athena had Charlie, Erin, Emma, Hannah, Ioanna, Teo, Algi, Nikki and Julia to call on and in the first set, coach Paul made sure they all had court time. The disruption did lead to Athena starting slowly and losing the first set 25-14.
Coach Paul put out a more settled 6 for the second set and Julia, Erin, Emma, Teo, Algi and Ioana showed a lot of great skills to win 25-17.
Teo moved from middle to outside hitter and Hannah took over setter duties for the final set. It took the new 6 players a while to click into place but, one they did, they pushed Hermitage to the end and lost out 22-25 in a very entertaining final set.
Despite the loss, the team played well and they are getting used to the new system and getting used to play with each other.