MATCH REPORT LADIES 7 NOVEMBER 29TH

Final score: Heyendaal DS 12 – WaHo DS 7 (2-3)

Last Thursday we (ladies 7) travelled to Nijmegen. This is a familiar place for Sophie, as she has played a lot of volleyball matches there in the past. Prepared as we are (for the traffic jams around rush hour) we arrived in Nijmegen on time. We had a lot of motivation to do our very best, because this team had only 3 points more than we and had played 2 games less. We knew it would be an exciting match! We even brought supporters from Wageningen: Douwe and Hera came to cheer us on ?

In the first set, we played very well. We made no mistakes, the pass arrived at the setter perfectly, the setter set the ball perfectly, and the attack was amazing. Therefore, we won this set with 25-15. This gave us a lot of confidence! Playing so well against a team that was some places higher in the competition.

In the second set, we switched all players. They had to warm up a little but finished it amazingly well. This set was also won by us with 25-17!

In the third set, we started worse than in the first two sets. We even lost a lot of points which made the other team gain on us. The opponent started to receive our attacks better and they started attacking better themselves too. In the end, we fought really hard, but unfortunately, we lost this set with 27-25.

In the fourth set we were not playing very well anymore either. This set was lost as well. As we are known for our 5-set-games, we had done it again: we had to play the fifth set. In this season, we had not won a fifth set ever. But we really really really wanted to! So, very we were very anxious to start the fifth set. With professional coaching from Bram, we eventually won this set! Finally!

With a sporty and nice feeling, we travelled back to Wageningen. On our way home, we even picked up a straggler called Douwe… ?

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MATCH REPORT LADIES 6 NOVEMBER 24TH

Final score: Nuovo DS 2 – WaHo DS 6 (1-3)

Saturday, the 24th of November, is a black page in the history books written about team ‘Foxies’. It all started so innocent travelling by bus to Doorwerth as a team (euhum). Only two players were so brave (or stubborn, depending on your point of view) to travel by bicycle. Meeting up in Doorwerth we were excited to play our match against Nuovo D2, as they could give us some resistance and maybe even ruin our 4-0 winning streak. Unfortunately our libero was missing (probably too scared to lose our 4-0 winning streak), although we managed to step out of the dressing room confidently and excited to win this match. Glancing at the audience we saw the grandparents of Eva, our wing, cheering and waving at us. Later in the match even Jacques could be spotted in the public admiring our volleyball skills. The first set flew by as did our serves and smashes, giving Nuovo only 10 points before winning this small game. In the second set we continued pressuring our opponents, however they gave us more resistance, ending up with a score of 18-25 in favor of the ‘Foxies’. And now comes the hardest part to talk about, the phenomenon that made the history page turn black. As we really began to feel the hole our libero Maree left behind, we started to play more and more sloppy. Nuovo took their chance and pinned a couple of balls right in the middle as we stood paralyzed looking at how the ball hit the ground. We left the field stunned by a 25-20 defeat. Luckily, we managed to come back and we won the fourth set with 18-25, still taking happily 4 points to Waggatown.

MATCH REPORT LADIES 8 NOVEMBER 16th

Final score: WaHo DS 8 – SSS DS 10 (4-0)

Hello dear WaHosi!

Last Friday, the illustrious Ladies 8 played their ninth match of the season against SSS Ladies 10. Due to a shortage in personnel, two players from Ladies 6 were recruited and Erianne and Eva joined for the match. After solving this problem, the team was ready to go!

After a majority of the team devoured a healthy meal at Nicky’s place, everybody met up at dressing room 3 to change in the lovely – albeit a bit suffocating – WaHo red. The next stop was field 3, where we were scheduled to play. The whole hall was an organised chaos with members from all teams building their fields and walking everywhere. In this chaos, SSS managed to find our field as well and started their warming up.

Because we have a slight problem of over- and/or underestimating our opponents we entered the field cautiously. It turned out it wasn’t going to be too hard to beat SSS. The first set was won with 25 – 9. The next set wasn’t all too different. We quickly managed to take a vast lead due to a nice service series by Erianne. We didn’t give this lead away and won the second set by 25 – 3. The third set got the same result as the first: 25 – 9. To give this set extra flair, the last point was scored by playing the ball through the basketball hoop which is quite the achievement.

The last set proved to be whole other story. Contrary to the previous three sets, SSS quickly took the lead and was determined to keep it that way. They almost got their way and we had to work hard to turn it all around. SSS was frustrated began to whine to the referee but drew a blank. Finally, WaHo drew the longest straw and this set was also won with 25 – 21.

Next week on Thursday, we will take on SSS once again. This time, however, on their home turf. Will Supertakkie and his team emerge from this lion’s den as the winners? We’ll see.

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!

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“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.

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

May activities 2018; WaHo Open Tournament and WaHo Weekend

Since the match season has come to an end in April it was time to start the season filled with activities.

First up is the Open Tournament organized by our very own Waxie activity committee. This took place on Thursday May 17th and was open for all students. This year the theme was Fancy Freaky Fairytales. A lot of teams entered in fancy dress, for which an award was given to the best dressed team: the Board (Figure 1). After a full night of matches the winner was determined and was awarded with a cake and medals (Figure 2).

Figure 1. Best dressed team

Figure 2. Winning team of the Open Tournament WaHo 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After this amazing activity it was time for the WaHo weekend which was organized by the WeekendCie last weekend. Where 35 WaHooligans conquered the beautiful city of Weert in Limburg. On Friday evening, after the meatless dinner, we started with a pubquiz and drinking a couple of beers. After a short night and no complains about snoring people (yet), it was time for the Crazy 60. During this activity, a lot of funny challenges like wrapping people in toilet paper, putting a piece of vlaai in your mouth at once, or walking a dog were completed. It was a very hot  day, so everybody was happy  that we went to swimming pool the IJzeren Man after lunch. Here we enjoyed the sun and the swimming pools. In the evening we enjoyed a huge barbecue with a lot of meat to compensate for the healthy meal we had the day before. After the barbecue we chilled around a bonfire, had plenty of beer and wine and laughed a lot. The night was filled with crazy and funny moments like making fun of the snore of some people – we won’t mention their names of course (see Figure 3). All in all, it was a really nice weekend and we want to thank all the WaHooligans who joined the legendary weekend. See you next year!

Figure 3. WaHo weekend compilation

This upcoming month even more activities will take place, such as GNSK (8-10 June), the active members evening ALA (June 13th), the Harjaa grass tournament (15-17 June), and WISWA (June 23rd). We will report about all these activities so stay tuned!

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“Volleybal is zilver, WaHo is goud”

Last Wednesday during the general members meeting, our board had a partial change. Our Commisionair Technical Affairs, Secretary and Chairman went out of the board, and got substituted by two fresh members, while the previous secretary got promoted to Chairman. The board is now as follows:
Roland Zegers – Chairman
Anne Kruiper – Treasurer and vice-chairman
Melanie de Munnik – Secretary
Melissa Mosselman – Match secretary and referee coordinator
Nella Redel – Commissioner of Technical Affairs

We wish them all the best of luck!