Mayo Volleyball Club finish maiden season with a clean sweep of victories
Division 2 Champions Mayo Volleyball Club today finished their maiden season with a clean sweep of victories. Their 14th and final game resulted in a 3 sets to nil win against Are Lingus completing a fine season devoid of blemish.
The home side were in buoyant form from the start as they unleashed a ruthless assault on the Dublin based side. Once Paulina Balik Nowak won service she maintained possession for 17 straight serves building a commanding lead to eventually win the opening set 25-8.
In the second set complacency set in to the Western outfit as they conceded many points early on. Some quick and precise hitting from Grainne McNeive brought Mayo back into contention and once the home side took the lead they never looked back. Mayo closed the set out taking the spoils 25-18.
The third set started with more vigour form the away team as the sides drew level 7 times. However Mayo won back their rhythm and when it counted they remained resolute in the latter stage of the set to see it out 25-22 and the match 3-0.
Mayo finished a whirlwind first year of volleyball winning all 14 games and will enjoy the prospect of playing the Division 1 next season.
After the game Mikal O'Boyle said, "It's great to wrap up the season with no losses. It just shows how well the team gels especially considering the club was only formed officially 7 months ago. Positive attitude is a great attribute of our and the commitment of the players is unquestionable. We are all looking forward to the challenge of playing in the National Division 1 next season."
Mayo Volleyball club will be hosting a pub quiz in the Dalton Inn Claremorris on Friday 21st of April at 8pm. This will act as both a celebration and fundraiser for the club. All are welcome and we would appreciate your support. There will be some good prizes to be won. A team of 4 costs 40 euro For more info look at check out Mayo Volleyball Club on Facebook.
Mayo Volleyball line-up v Are Lingus
Louise Daly, Paulina Balik Nowak, Carmel Forde, Edel Nolan, Mikal O'Boyle, Gillian Doherty, Jackie Prendergast, Eimear McNeive, Grainne McNieve, Coach: Alex Poplinski