BUCS Trophy Competition 

Blues 3-0 University of Aberdeen (25-12, 25-23, 25-16)
All Saints School, Sheffield, 14/03/2009


Cambridge had a strong squad of eleven players available for the culmination weekend of the university indoor season. Starting with Alex (capt), Anna, Florence, Rebecca, Petra and Caroline against the unknown quantity of Aberdeen University, the team looked impressive in the warm up. Cambridge set off at a good pace in the opening set, dominating the attack and picking up a lot of loose balls from the opponents. Aberdeen looked surprised by the strength of the Cambridge side and made a lot of errors, allowing Rebecca and Florence to extend the lead with long serve runs. The second set was a more closely fought affair and saw Dierdre making an appearance on court for Alex. Strong outside attack from Petra and domination of the middle by Rebecca and Anna closed the set out in the favour of Cambridge. The final set saw Cambridge stepping up a gear, with Petra firing a volley of steep cross-court attacks into the Aberdeen court that were beyond the defense abilities of the opponents. Caroline and Anna were passing the Aberdeen serve with accuracy and the Dierdre serve-success fan club were in full voice for a run of serves to win the match.

MVP was Petra

Report by Jon Clarke

NamePositionSets PlayedAttacksKillsKill PercentAcesBlocks Pass Total Points
Rebecca Bateman M 3 14 5 36 1 2 1.8 8
Deidre Cleland S 2 2 0 0 0 0 1.5 0
Caroline Ganzeboom O 3 15 6 40 1 0 2.0 7
Riamsara Knapp O 1 3 1 33 1 0 1.8 2
Florence Preux S 3 10 3 30 2 1 1.7 6
Anna Protasio M 3 22 10 45 4 2 2.1 16
Alexandra Rinnert S 2 3 0 0 0 0 1.0 0
Petra Schwalie O 3 25 14 56 4 0 2.0 18
Katie Scotter M 1 4 1 25 0 1 1.4 2
Team Total 98 40 41 13 6 59