Athena continued their stunning start to their inaugural East Midlands season when they beat Lincoln 3-0.
Athena started tentatively, making a series of uncharacteristic errors in defence. Lincoln, on the other hand, were extremely strong in the backcourt with Kristy's pounding attacks being retrieved valiantly. In the end, the pressure of Athena's attacks and hard serving proved too much and they won the first set 25-19.
Athena raised their game at the start of the second and you could sense Lincoln's heads dropping slightly and Athena raced way to a 25-15 set win. With Sam pulling off a long series of clean serves, and with Athena's attack becoming increasingly clinical (including a beautiful sliding attack through 2 from Valentina), Athena managed to pull away in the third set to win the match 25-14.
Alysia, Sarah, Rhets, Kinga, Kristy, Valentina and Sam all played really solid games and Kristy became the third different MVP in three matches. Well done, Kristy.
That makes three matches and three wins by 3-0. What a great start to our first season in the regional league.