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Rockets 1 back to winning ways!

posted 17 Nov 2011, 08:27 by Web Admin   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 07:25 ]


The Rockets Men’s first team have broken their recent streak of losses with a convincing win over Loughborough Students on Monday night. The last two games have been two close fought losses, an epic 5 set thriller against a junior-dominated Newcastle (Staffs) team in the league and a disappointing defeat against Super 8 side Coventry & Warwick Riga in the KO Cup. In the latter Rockets lost in the 4th 24-26 and were agonisingly close to taking the match to a deciding set.


As the home of University performance volleyball has been moving away from Loughborough over the last few years, Loughborough are no longer the force to be reckoned with they once were but consistently field technically strong teams with some talented young players. With Head Coach Paul Lamb and Owen safely back from their holidays in Canada, it was, however, back to business for Rockets 1 as they took the victory  convincingly,  3 – 0.  This now raises them back up the table to third position, although 4th place Team Northumbria have a game in hand.


Final score: 3 – 0 (25- 16, 25-14, 25-20)


Next match for Rockets 1 is this Saturday the 19th of November where the squad faces league strugglers RAF Hawks and mid table Oxford Students. Rockets large squad should stand them in good stead with the triangular nature of the fixture meaning they will have to play two matches in one day.