European University ChampionshipsDay 8 

Blues 1-3 University of Athens, Greece (16-25, 25-23, 19-25, 17-25)
06/07/2003


Having lost both pool matches to tough opposition, the Blues felt confident that this would be their game, against an Athens side that had, so far, looked less than impressive. This optimism quickly vanished, however, as the team went down an embarrassing 25-16 in the first set having taken 7 attempts to side out from one rotation. Game two saw a similar level of performance to the first, but this time the Blues didn't get stuck, and were able to carry a mid-set lead through to 25-17 to record their first set win of the tournament. Alas it was all downhill after that as a discombobulated Cambridge side once again got stuck in a troublesome rotation. Coach John Lin lightened the mood by bringing himself on to set, and promptly double-touched the second ball before captain Lynn subbed him off, but every player was out of sorts as the Blues shelled sets three and four in what was comfortably their worst showing of the tournament.

Report by Dan Escott

NamePositionSets PlayedAttacksKillsKill PercentAcesBlocks Total Points
Marvin Braun M 4 10 7 70 0 2 9
Pierre Briguet-Lamarre U 4 26 10 38 2 1 13
Dan Escott M 4 17 5 29 0 2 7
Nate Foster L 4 0 0 0 0 0
Felix Ho M 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jean Jacquet O 4 8 2 25 0 1 3
John Lin S 3 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Lynn O 4 12 4 33 1 1 6
Senthil Kumar Natesan Serve 1 0 0 0 0 0
Quentin Ramasse O 2 0 0 0 0 0
Denis Zuev S 4 0 0 1 0 1
Team Total 73 28 38 4 7 39