Our local league team had the honour of playing our first ever competitive fixture. We played at home versus Hermitage on Sunday morning.
Hermitage brought a team that was a great blend of youth and experience and they had our girls on the back foot in the first set as they won 25-11. However, the girls rallied in the second set as they became accustomed to each other and the system. They won the second set 25-19.
A combination of a lack of confidence and a loss of focus meant that we faded from 14-14 in the third and final set to lose 25-17. No matter, it was a fabulous performance and the skill and technique and commitment shown by the players was really uplifting.
As it was our first ever match, the girls had not had the chance to play together and it took some time to get used to the 2-setter system. Annabel was captain for the day and she organised the team admirably and, pretty soon, they all got into the swing of things. Well done to Annabel, Liza, Joy, Danusia, Hannah, Erin and Julia.