Mayo Volleyball Club got their season opener off to a great start with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Dalkey Devils in The Sports hall in St. Louis school Kiltimagh.

The home side suffered an early onslaught as the south Dublin outfit built up a 10-5 lead. After Mayo regained their composure and pulled the game level there was much tit for tat scoring as the sides drew level on 6 separate occasions. At the end of the set Mayo narrowly won the set 25-23.

From here on it was onwards and upwards for the Westerners as they made many defensive switches and Dalkey found it hard to score against Mayo's determined defence. Mayo ran out 25-14 winners.

With two sets down the Dalkey ladies struggled for composure as the red and green built up a commanding 14-1 lead. Despite a late rally by the away side Mayo eventually won the set 25-15 and the match 3-0.

Mayo's next volleyball league match is away against Cork at noon next Sunday 21st.

After the match Mikal O'Boyle said, "We are delighted to get our first game in the National Division 1 season off to victory.

We had a rough start but when we got into rhythm everything just clicked for us. Lets hope we can build on this victory in the weeks ahead."

The list of players for the game:

Louise Daly, Orla Casby, Victoria Griffiths-Blitger, Hilde Kneblewski,

 Adriana Slovakova, Edel Nolan, Eimear McNieve, Paulina Balik-Nowak, Mikal O'Boyle, Jackie Prendergast. 

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