Final score: WaHo DS 4 – TweeVV DS 3 (3-2)

We were really excited for this match. Last time we played against TweeVV, we had a really close match. Unfortunately, we lost that one with 3-1, however the sets were very close and could have gone either way. So, we hoped that this time we would win in the end. There was a great ambiance, we were dancing and running at the same time.

We started the first set with Anniek, Carmen, Caya, Imke, Laura and Regina and our libero Anna. During the whole set we were pretty even. Both teams made a lot of points on the middle, however we scored with some tactical balls as well. Anna, our amazing libero, defended all the tactical balls of TweeVV, too bad for them. While the field team was really focused on scoring points, the bench with Eline, Leanne, Loes, Maryse and Senna was singing the whole time. It resulted in a win for us.

The second set, Loes and Leanne substituted Caya and Imke. The energy was really good and we started this set with a lead, when the first time out was called by TweeVV. Nardy was giving some tips and motivated us to keep up the good work. We were working really hard, however we had some difficulties with one of their services. So, Nardy needed to make some chances to get the serve back on our side. In the end, we won the set by working for each other, singing, playing tactical, spiking but mostly just by fighting.

Apparently our match wasn’t that exciting, the whole tribune thought it was time for beers and the hall became silent when we started with the third set. This time we started with Eline and Senna instead of Carmen and Laura. Unfortunately, we started a few points behind early on in the set. Even with some substitutes, a very active bench and some nice points, we did not manage to win this set.

The fourth set, we started with the idea that this would be the final set of today’s game and would lead us to a 3-1 victory. However, this confidence was lost fast when TweeVV started again with good services, to which we did not have a reply. Unfortunately we could not turn this set around and lost this one as well. The referee and counters were not very happy, as they were also very eager to drink some beers, so we promised them we would try and win the 5th set as fast as possible.

So the win all depended on this 5th and last set of the game. We started with Eline, Laura, Caya, Regina, Maryse and Leanne. The tribune was full again and cheering for us. We started really strong, as were determined to win this set and not let the victory slide. TweeVV gave some resistance with their good services, which got them back in the game. However, this time we kept fighting till the end won the game with 3-2.

We celebrated this victory some drinks and with a cake made by Maryse, since her birthday started at 12 o’clock that night. (If you were in the Bongerd, you might have heard us singing in the dressing room)


Final score: WaHo DS 9 – Excelsior DS 2 (0-4)

Last Friday, we had quite an eventful match. It started with the search for Aniek’s home, which was all the way on the other side of Wageningen, even further than the Haarweg. When everybody finally found it, we had a delicious meal with many amusing stories from Merle and Ilse found her secret talent.

Then, the long way to the Bongerd began, in which we lost two people. After a while, we were finally complete and ready to play. The first set was pure chaos. We only just started with positions and it seemed like everybody forgot everything our amazing trainers have ever taught us. After two minutes, Karin decided to ignore the positions and that definitely improved the play. We lost.

And the next set we almost won, but didn’t. And the third we lost again, despite Ilse’s legendary head ball. There she stood, arms ready to receive the ball, but before it could get to her, she calmly withdrew them and hit the ball with her head so majestically that everybody was in shock. Because of this, the beautifully passed ball could not be transformed into an attack. So sad. The fourth set we also lost.

After this, we retreated to the canteen: defeated but still proud of Ilse. Here, we talked about almost every horrible tv program visible on the Dutch tv. After that, we called it a day and went home to our warm beds.


Final score: Trivos DS 2 – WaHo DS 2 (3-1)

New year, new chances! This was our very first match in 2019, and we were excited to start the year well and bring some points back to Wageningen. With Nynke gone to ladies 1, but Vero1 back into the team we felt quite ready for this match. We did have some start –up problems during the day: We started the day kind of sad because Eline felt too sick to play (we also may have been kind of happy about it as we now had enough space in the cars to bring everybody home (sorry, Eline)). After arriving in Wijchen, we found out that Lutskes quick fix of gluing the number on Fenna’s beautiful #1  shirt didn’t survive the holiday (see picture).

Luckily we had extra shirts so that problem was quite easily fixed.
After waiting another half hour on way too comfortable couches, and reading their not very positive comments on us in their program booklet, we finally could start warming up.
After warming up, we went to change from our warm-up shirts into the match shirts, when Nella found out that her shirt was missing from the bag! And as the referee already started the match she could not change her number anymore. Luckily we had a match shirt which had lost its number, so with creative thinking and some tape we managed to fix this problem as well (see picture 2).
Even after all this we managed to play very well, and win a set from the (then) number 6 in our poule.

BTW we might start up some sort of sponsoring action to get Emma some new arm sleeves as she is defending & diving so hard she’s getting holes in them….