MATCH REPORT LADIES 1 OCTOBER 19TH

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!

#BIEM

 

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!

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.

Match Report Ladies 5 September 29th

Final Score: WaHo DS5 – Woudenberg DS3 (1-3)

Ladies 5 has started the new season ‘’fresh and fruity’’, and this time in the 3rd class. We, as Ladies 5, expect more challenges this season, which will result in more exciting matches. The first game was not disappointing at all, and we won with 3-2!! Last Saturday, we played our second game in Woudenberg. Many players of our team already did some research about the opponents. It was a team with a lot of young players, something we already expected. We played against Woudenberg Ladies 3. There were a lot of absent players this first Saturday-match of the season, and therefore we had two ladies from Ladies 7 with us, Karen and Jildou. Besides this, our very own Marije had to play on the middle position, while she is normally an outside hitter. We started the game with all Ladies 5 players in the field. The set went well, but unfortunately we lost the set with 25-19. The second set we started with the same players as the first set. This time, Woudenberg was on point and they really started to play some decent volleyball, but that did not stop us from making it really exciting. There were nice service series from Karin and Roosmarijn, but unfortunately we also lost this set (25-22). In the third set, Guido decided to change course, by making Marije an outside hitter again and by placing Jildou at the middle position. We started very well and kept the lead the whole set. With some tactical advises from Guido we won some nice points. At the last moment, this set became a little exciting, but we won with 23-25! We started the fourth set with the same players as the third set, hoping that it would result in a set victory, and therefore playing a fifth set. The set started well, but in the long run, some players became hungry and we lost some points. Unfortunately, we lost the game (25-19), but we gave some good resistance! All in all, we fought really hard and it was really nice that Jildou could join us and score some really nice points.
We have to get used to the fact that we could have some resistance of the opponents, instead of winning a lot of matches with 4-0 in the 4th class. We are looking forward to the revenge game to Woudenberg in Wageningen. Hopefully, our own players will be present in a greater amount, so that we can win this game! And for all our games, cheering us to a victory is always nice!

Lots of love,
Ladies 5

Match Report Gents 4 February 9th

Final Score: Waho HS4 – Invicta HS3 (0-4)

Friday the 9th of February another day passed by. But after this awful day, a gorgeous
evening started. This evening, should be THE evening. Hours and hours of practise should
collide. The line-up was one of the most promising ever. A total number of 4 not injured and
fit players showed up. Although one of these 4 was Spanish, which is a disability itself.
Luckily, the Spanish Armada was not complete so our chances were still there.
The only Spanish present was Juan who unfortunately played his last match with us. The
moment you are reading this match report our poor friend will have succumbed to the
Spanish Flu. In Memoriam Juan Belda Llopis. 3 other players showed up, showing complete
dedication and excitement for the match, not like the absent players with weak excuses of
being on holiday in some foreign country. A skull fracture was not enough to keep our insane
friend Jari off the bench and even that piece of shait Krishanu was running, with a metal pin
in his ankle, for almost the whole match. Even one of the writers of this match report is a
WAHO-infidel temporarily recruited because of re-exams and us not having enough time
beforehand to write a decent report (looking at you PromoCie).
The opponents, our fellow team from Wageningen, Invicta HS3 looked very sharp, they even
had a libero. A tiny Chinese girl which had an incredibly good pass. Of course our intelligent
coach Evelien told us not to aim for her, so of course we played every ball at her because we
can’t aim for shit. Evelien got very disappointed at our disability to perform basic tasks, maar
gelukkig doet de mening van Evelien er #NietToe. Our other coach, Tjerk, was watching
drowsy at our match, most likely due to the beer in his bidon. Is anyone reading surprised? I
think not. Is anyone still reading this? I think not. Unfortunately he did not want to share his
beer with us, the greedy bastard.
Talking about greedy bastards, Genst 3 stole our pitch again, so the Wahooligan support was
lacking for us. So Gibran had to ruin his voice for our support. Is anyone surprised? I think
not. We look forward to next week when we play the derby against them, so we expect to
finally get the support we need and we think we deserve.
Who doesn’t like the underdog story? We do.

Oh yeah, we lost 4-0. Anyone wanting match related information, contact Ivo de Graaf.​

Match report Gents 3 January 12th & 16th

Final scores: WaHo HS 3 – SSS HS 8 (0-4) & Invicta HS 3 – WaHo HS 3 (4-0)

Not one, but two matches we can talk about! The only stupid thing about this is having to admit we lost both matches with 4-0…

On Friday, we played a match against SSS HS 8. Last time we won with 3-1, and had to win that match with 4-0. However, this time the tide was completely turned. Somehow, they managed to read our game and played very good. We had no response to their good game and lost every set. Only the second set was quite exciting ending in a 27-25 loss. Nobody really knew what happened, so we decided to let it pass and focus on our next match on Tuesday.

After a good training on Monday (with only 8 players) we had confidence in the match against Invicta HS 3. From experience some of us knew that they are always hard to beat, especially in ‘de Vlinder’. With Nicola as our new Opposite we started playing. The first two sets were pretty good from our side, however they still had the upper hand. At the end of the second set we were in front with 24-21, but unfortunately managed not to win that set. The third set was nothing special. However the fourth set was a special one, and not in a good way. Somehow we managed to get 10-1 behind, and we started to lose faith. After some changes in the field it went better, but we could only end with a score of  13 points.

It’s unfortunate that we lost two matches so close to each other. However we will fight back and will win matches again!

Match report Ladies 6 October 17th

Final score: WaHo DS 6 – Excelsior DS 1 (0-4)

After an intensive and fanatic training, the atmosphere in the team was very good and was ladies 6 ready for the upcoming match at the 17 November. Before the match, we all ate dinner together to have our tummies completely filled up and to enhance the team bonding that nothing can stop us anymore. That the opponent was ranked third on the nevobo composition scheme did not affect our good moods for the match at all! However, our one and only captain (Emma) was not present at this game and made us a little sad…she ditched us for a gala with a waho boy. Unfortunately, we lost the match with 4-0, but the opponent did have to fight for it as we did not give up that easily! Especially in the third set, almost all of Waho came to support us and the loud shouting intimidated our opponent a lot. Many songs were sang and aggressive, demotivated yells were shouted and perplexed our opponent completely and for a little while we got the upper hand in the game. We want to thank everyone who supported us that evening and for the very exciting match in the last set. Unfortunately in the end we still lost very close with 27-25. Nonetheless, a game can be won in two different ways, and although we lost the match, we won for ourselves. The team spirit will be from now on unbroken and we will continue to fight!

With love,

Ladies 6

PS: Your coach is very proud of you ladies!

Match Report Gents 3 November 10th

Final score: WaHo HS 3 – D.O.S. HS 3 (4-0)

When it comes to volleyball’s Heren 3e Klasse M, some of you might ask who D.O.S. HS 3 is. Well, that is the team that was defeated by WaHo HS 3 last Friday, although they played well throughout all four sets. Right from the beginning we stand as a team, cheering each other up, to be clearly victorious in the first set 25-16. Although the own mistakes were the greatest enemy in the following two sets we could decide them 25-19 and 25-22 for us. Some good attacks and strategic plays were enabled by precise sets that were from time to time difficult to play because of one or the other sloppy pass. However, our setters run a lot to make the best out of everything. Our teamwork tipped the balance in the end and helped us winning the second set. However, the teamwork did not work that well in the third set anymore. A lot of mistakes and wrong positioning breached a hole in our, till then, stable moral. More or less the first eight or nine points were lost already before we got our shit together in a timeout and get a motivating speech from our awesome trainer. The chase of set three started. That it got that close in the end was really unnecessary but even more relieving because it sealed the win of the match. Maybe the feeling of being already the winner gave us a huge self-confidence in the beginning of set four and made us play relieved. However, at two points to the ultimate win, we gave the opponent some free points due to unfocused and imprecise play which lead to the final result of 25-21. Ultimately, we deserved the 4-0 win and go confident and proud into the next training and match against an opponent that will give us a possible bigger task to chew on and fight for.

Cheers from the victorious with NO YELL, the rainbow high in the field that has Nick(s) against screaming like a Greek god, the too tall fucker that sneaky sets like a German veteran, the stoned, white haired wannabe stripper that is, OMG, so young and of course Tosti.

Match Report Gents 2 September 30th

Final score: Pegasus HS 8 – WaHo HS 2 (1-3)

Unfortunately the start of our season was not that great. A 3-1 loss of the first match, but luckily we managed to make our minds up for the second match. A match Gents 2 dreamed about for months, it would be the clash of the Niek’s, battle of the middle blockers, hardworking citizen versus just a student, Heijs against Junior.

It was quite a confrontation seeing one of WaHo’s old legends Niek Heijs in a blue Pegasus shirt, especially for the ones who played in Gents 2 last year. Including veteran Arno, who helped us out for the second time in a row as a diagonal, thanks a lot! On the other hand the new players of Gents 2 (Eugène, Jos, Douwe and Aiko) just wanted to win this match and showed no mercy for poor Heijs and his team (Pegasus H8) in the Ark van oost.

During the first set many among us were still a bit confused seeing Heijs in blue, which resulted in a lack of concentration. Many unnecessary mistakes were made on our side, causing Pegasus to take the lead. Heijs forced his team to the limits, but we fought back and did not give up easily. Nevertheless Pegasus managed to win the first set with a close call, 28-26.

Our coach Mór, who was still suffering from his knee injury, made a few minor but very smart position changes for the second set. With this new line-up we already started much stronger than the first set and were finally able to take the lead. Pegasus became well aware of our new line-up and simultaneously made some changes as well, but their resistance was of too little effort. With a lot of cheering of our teammates on the side line, the players on the court kept strong and managed to win the second set with 25-21.

Mór believed in the good vibes of the same line-up and made no further changes, assuming that we would be strong enough to win the third set as well. At the beginning both teams went head to head, but then Douwe was up for serve. Two direct aces and many bad digs of Pegasus made the lead for Gents 2 bigger and bigger. When Pegasus finally managed to win a rally our score was by far out of reach to keep up with, so it was an easy victory for Gents 2 and took it to 25-18.

A lead of two to one is not an overall victory yet as you probably know. Therefore we had to make the most of the fourth set and continue the way we played in the third set. Still with the same line-up, but after playing two or for some three sets all the physical activity paid his price. On top of that Pegasus made some good position changes, which almost took initiative in their hands. At some time Gents 2 had quite a heavy task keeping up with Pegasus, but luckily for us the teammates on the side line were still full of energy and passion. Passie, Jos and Mór literally made so much noise the entire Ark van oost knew WaHo was in da house and screamed us to a victory of 28-26, after a monster block of Junior. Who is the Junior now Heijs?!

The team definitely deserved the post-match beers and cookies this time and hopefully next time in de Bongerd, we will play an equally exciting match against Pegasus H8!

Match Report Ladies 5 April 22nd

Final Score: Agilitas DS 8 – WaHo DS 5 (3-1)

Last Saturday we played our last game. With a good amount of energy and enthusiasm to play the match, we walked into the sports hall. The opponents were surprised by our great number of players and they were already scared. But that was not for long… Although they were one but last, they were quite good. How is it possible that they were ranked so low and played so good!? This startled us and we lost the first set. But we came back. In the second set, we played our own game and after a tactic switch of players by our coach Daniel we won! The other two sets the energy was back and we were on fire(ball) as usual. Especially Merle with her good serve. Once the coach of the opponents asked for a time-out to confuse Merle while serving. After the time-out, Merle served with her Danoontje power a bit too hard. Then the coach of the opponents shouted really hard: look how great coach I’m for asking the time out! But he got disappointed because the referee said there was a ball in the field (a ball that nobody saw) and Merle could serve again. After the game, we didn’t want to go home and instead we went to the city centre of Arnhem to stand there outside waiting, where it was really cold. But eventually Daniel and his harem of 11 very beautiful women could enter the Italian restaurant. We filled our hungry bellies with some delicious pastas and pizzas. We had a great time and nobody realized that it was already quite late. So after some swift goodbyes we all went home with a blissful feeling and filled belly. This last game was definitely a good ending of the volleyball season. Not only the matches we played but also the matches we watched together with the other WaHooligans. Hopefully next season will be as great as the last one, but to surpass this one will be hard.