Melbourne Vipers versus QLD Pirates Round 3

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Melbourne Vipers’ Women


Match 1: 25-19, 14-25, 13-25, 25-12, 15-7

Vipers lose 2-3  


Match 2: 17-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-7

Vipers lose 2-3


Melbourne Vipers’ Men

Match 1: 25-19, 25-22, 25-14

Vipers lose 0-3

We knew that we were in with a real test going to the benchmark of the competition in QLD. They started strongly, but we also had our chances. We needed to take them to make our good play and momentum count. However, at the critical moment we were unable to do so. This meant we put ourselves under massive pressure to side out in the middle of sets. We found ourselves in good positions, however, QLD showed exactly why they have won the last 3 AVL competitions. Their experience and skill execution was fantastic and was something that we want to become. To lose 3-0 wasn’t reflective of how we played for extended periods of time. We had super performances from Linford and Jose, which was something to take out of it and the experience for the younger members of our team is something that is invaluable to us going forward.

Match 2: 25-15,25-19,26-24

Vipers lose 0-3

With an optimistic look on the cards for Day 2. It was awesome to see the improvement from Day 1 to 2. Again, the scoreline was not representative of how the game was played. We manage to take a few more chances from halfway through the second set, to get ourselves 3 set points on set 3 was a show of the improvement. However, as a group we need to understand how to take our moment when it presents itself and we didn’t manage to on this occasion. This shows the lessons learned on day 1, to give ourselves that chance is pleasing, but as pleasing as it is to have chances, we need to take them and we are continually learning and growing each time we step out on the court with each other.

Looking forward to seeing you all to cheer on the Vipers this weekend as we get our season back on track!

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