Pharmafilter US D1 – SOMAS/Activia: a tough loss

24 oktober 2022

WEDSTRIJDVERSLAG – Even though I am slowly picking up on Dutch, you’ll have to bear with me for one more verslag in English 😉. What else to say than we really wanted to do better this Saturday against Somas/Activia?

It has been a bit of a crazy week for us: we have started our physical training with our amazing new sponsor at the Vondelgym on Monday. Then chased gyms all over Amsterdam to find a place to train during the herfstvakantie. And unfortunately our beloved Irie broke her finger during training on Thursday. 

Strong opponent

But the staff and players did everything to still prepare this game as good as we could and we knew exactly what we had to do against the strong team of Somas, who hasn’t lost any of their last 20 games.

Service pressure

We felt motivated and ready, but weren’t able to execute on the tactics we had prepared and got under a lot of service pressure from our opponent during the 1st and 2nd set. Without really finding solutions despite a few substitutions we had to give both of them away: 18:25 and 11:25.

Everything or nothing

In the 3rd set we knew it was either everything or nothing. The instructions were to really go for it on the serving line, which eventually turned out to pay off. We put way more pressure on the other team and also our block was more efficient. Sophie stepped in for passing and got some really nice kills at the net. 25:20 for US in the end. 

We came short

In the 4th set we tried to keep up that same energy, but we came short also due to serving errors in important moments. So this last set went to Somas (20:25), which left us with a quite frustrating 1:3 loss.

Saturday: Bekerwedstrijd

But now we’re back to our normal training routine and we’ll work even harder this week so we can shine again in the first round of the Beker on Saturday! 👊🏼

And of course heel veel beterschap to Irie!🍀

#9 Julia Hodl