Final score: WaHo DS 3 – Scylla DS 3 (3-2)

Friday (26th October) we played against another team from Wageningen: Scylla. According to the ranking, we were going to win this match, however, we still had to prove this of course. Contrary to the other home matches, we played at 21:30 o’clock, so we could warm up our throats by cheering Gents 1 to the victory. They showed us how it has to be done! Of course we also wanted to do this, but even better with 5 points.

At least we proved that we lost our starting problems at the beginning of each match. However, we still needed to get going during the first set, but we got the hang of it and won the first set with 25-20!

Also, the second set was ours, so the first two points of the match were quickly ours. This second set was won with 25-22. We showed nice attacks and the opponent could not keep up with our speed. Unfortunately we slowed down our progress in the third set we when had a little break down. Maybe, we lost our Danoontje powerrr, or we had too much of Danoontje powerr. Our attacks either hit the net or landed outside the field. Scylla knew very well how to handle this and showed their good side and took the set from us with 25-19.

We needed to retrieve ourselves. Although, we like playing long and fun games, we were not planning on playing a fifth set. Unfortunately, this dream did not become a reality. We were still a little stuck in our misfortune and lost the set with 25-23. It was an exciting set in which Scylla showed that they had grown in the game and were a good match.

As easily as we got bad luck in the third and fourth set, we returned the favour in the fifth set. We found our strength again and showed who really was the best playing team. In this set we totally destroyed Scylla with 15-4. So a 3-2 victory was ours!

The public on the stands was not to blame, we were very happy with with the WaHooligans who came to support us to victory.

Next week, on thursday the 8th of November, we will play our next match in Barneveld against SSS ladies 5 at 21:00 o’ clock. We will of course do our best to take the victory and hopefully 5 points to the cantine, so please make sure the victory beer is ready!


Final score WaHo ds1 – Set up ’69 ds1 (4-0)

The walls of theBongerd saw some high class concentration on the volleyball field last Friday. Two teams who were very eager to win were ready for a nice match. Unfortunately there was (again) only one referee. In the end he did a decent job on his own, but it’s always better to have a second ref.

The flagship came to the court full of energy and positivity (and a belly full of potatoes). They did not think too much about what was going to go down. The goal was not to get distracted by the opponents or their coach. That is what in the end let to the victory of 4-0 against Set Up ’69 D1.

We started strong with the service pressure and we got back up again after a few mistakes. We heard that the opposite team will try to hit us as hard as they could. Luckily for us we have tall girls at the net, who could easily block their attacks and our tall ladies went around and over their blocks like it was a piece of cake. Spikes hit the floor and the opponents hard, while the services kept them under pressure. this led to a clean 25-18 first set win.

The second set was almost a copy of the first set. With beautiful blocks, attacks and hard services. A few communication errors couldn’t distract our ladies and the second set was won with 25-16.

The third set was a bit more difficult. After some own mistakes it took a little longer to get back on track. But after some good service series and amazing setting of Vaiva, which made it possible for the offense to score beautiful points, it was WaHo who won the third set with 25-21.

Now all that was left to do was win the last set for the bonus point, and that was just what our ladies did. 25-22 and the victory earned.

In conclusion, everyone gave 120% and did their part as supposed to. That was why the game went so smoothly as it did. It was a great team effort that let us take all 5 point and brought us to the 1st place of our pool after 5 matches played.

Peace out for the next weekend our FFF (Fans, Family and Friends).
See you on the 3rd November in Harderwijk where we will meet with VVH D1!



Match Report Ladies 9 October 12th

Final score: WaHo DS 9 – WaHo DS 8 (2-3)

This season, we started our year with a big win. And of course, we liked the taste of it and were hungry for more. This game, against ladies 8, was our chance to put ourselves on the map, as some already did last Tuesday.

The evening started with Sofia arriving five minutes  before the game, as per usual. However, that could not press the fun. With a positive mindset, we walked on the field, as always we were a bit too early and had to go back to the border of the line and try again. We heard the tribune shouting and sheering for us as we walked on the field. We would like to thank you all for coming to the game. Gents 1 might be a bit sad that they didn’t have anyone on the tribune for them.

The first set is always the hardest one. Like a bite of a melon. Once you get through that, the taste of sweet and tender fruit is reached. Our melon was quite hard as we lost the first set. But we were sure we would reach the flesh of the fruit in no time. With this attitude we got of the field and were cheered on by our wonderful coaches and fans.

Now, enough about melons, lets switch to peaches, because peaches have pit and we also had pit in the second set. We won. Ladies 8 got really getting scared all of the sudden! It was amazing.

The third set was more like a mango, because we had even more pit. We won again. This time, with even a bigger difference in points. It was marvellous.

We already proved we were not an easy apple to peel and it was not apple(tje) egg(je) to defeat us. However, we got too cocky and let our guards down. So, unfortunately, the fourth set we had to bite through the sour apple. We lost.

But we still had the fifth set to get things right! We had enough of our sour apple. We looked at  the fifth set and it turned out to be a giant dragon fruit. It looked amazing, but the reality was bad. We lost the set, and with that, the game. This was bitter like grapefruit, but we are still proud of what we’ve accomplished and we hope that we can keep on getting better! It certainly was a very exciting and challenging match against Ladies 8!


“Keeping the balls up in the air”

Last Wednesday during the general members meeting, our board had a partial change. Our Match secretary/referee coordinator, Treasurer and Chairman went out of the board and got substituted, while the previous secretary got promoted to Chairwoman. The board is now as follows:
Melanie de Munnik – Chairwoman
Roosmarijn Veerbeek – Treasurer and vice-chairwoman
Evelien van der Ven – Secretary
Wouter van den Hoff – Match secretary and referee coordinator
Nella Redel – Commissioner of Technical Affairs

We wish them all the best of luck!

Match Report Gents 3 October 5th

Final Score: WaHo HS 3 – Nuovo HS 3 (2-3)

WaHo HS 3 had quite a rough and chaotic start this season, so we were very driven for the first win of the season. With a good but quite hungover atmosphere we entered the court with high spirits last Friday, the 5th of October. Our opponent was Nuovo HS 3, and they did not look as old and slow as we were used to, so we did not expect a sure victory.

But, against all odds, our hungover bodies turned out to start the match very solidly. We won the first set and spirits started to rise. The second set was nevertheless very chaotic, caused by Nuovo’s powerful substitute wing player. We were caught of guard that set, but we regained our confidence and pulled ourselves back together, dominating the third set with strong services.

Somehow, Nuovo managed to put more pressure on us, bringing back the chaos in our team. This resulted in a dramatic loss of the fourth set. But, humour and fun being our drivers, we started the fifth set with positive energy again. After a good start, we slowly lost control and after very tense last points, Waho HS3 unfortunately lost the fifth set with 12-15. With an end result of 2-3 we were a bit down at first, but one beer later the disappointment was pretty much gone.