East Midlands league result: Nottingham Rockets 0 - 3 Leicester Athena
What a fabulous start to our Regional League campaign. With a display of power and confidence belying the fact that this was their first competitive match, Athena blew away Nottingham Rockets 3-0.
The match started in the best possible way with MVP, Valentina, serving up 7 winners in a row to take the team into a strong lead. Rockets fought their way back into the set but another ferocious burst of serving from Valentina sealed the first set 25-15.
The second set was more even with Rockets finding their feet and Athena making a number of attacking errors. However, Rhets's work in back court as libero really provided a great platform for the attacks and strong hitting from Kristy through 4 as well as from back court gave Athena the advantage. Athena won 25-20.
Getting through the tough set seemed to galvanise Athena and they played with real confidence in the final set to win 25-14.
Well done to Sam, Kinga, Valentina, Kristy, Joy, Sarah, Alysia and Rhets.
And Happy Birthday, Alysia.