VE Student Cup Finals TournamentQuarter-Final 

Blues 1-2 University of Kent, Canterbury (25-21, 24-26, 8-15)
Leeds Uni, 13/02/2005


For the first match in the morning of the Finals sunday, Cambridge found themselves in the small halls with the ridiculous serve-step-in rule. Set 1 went well, the serve-receive dealing well with the Kent serve, Helen killing with out through 4 over the short block. The tide started to turn part way through the second set, Kent able to get a touch on the Cambridge attack and return the ball. The Kent attack was never hard, but usually effectively placed. Cambridge errors crept in and serve become poor. Changes in the lineup to improve passing helped, but Kent squeaked home. The final set became a good spectacle, both teams battling long rallies for the side-outs. Eventually the Cambridge team succumbed, by way of a greater error rate.

Report by Jon Clarke

NamePositionSets PlayedAttacksKillsKill PercentAcesBlocks Pass Total Points
Katy Bidart L 3 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 0
Helen MacIntyre O 3 30 6 20 1 0 1.7 7
Lindsey Mehrer R 2 8 0 0 1 0 3 1
Profile Removed O 3 13 5 38 1 0 1.6 6
Bethan Shaffery S 3 6 0 0 1 0 1
Alison Todd O 2 22 1 5 0 2 1.6 3
Wendy Tsang Man Pun R 2 14 4 29 0 0 2.1 4
Ellen van Baak M 2 3 0 0 0 1 1
Nadia von Maltzahn M 3 14 2 14 1 2 5
Team Total 118 20 17 6 5 31