Macau (China) crowned 2009 Arafura Games Champions

Posted May 17, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Macau, China defeated Australian Junior Women 3:1, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19.

Match Stats

Attack: 107 attempts, 41 kills, 27 Errors, 13.1%KE

Passing: 1.86 team, Sloane 2.07

Blocking: 10 stuffs, Sverns 3 stuffs

Best Players: Sverns & Laird

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Aussies through to final at Arafura Games

Posted May 15, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Australian Junior Women defeated Australian Defence Organisation 3-0, 25:8, 25:8, 25:9

 SET 1 Aus defeated ADO 25:8

Starting rotation:  Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

A fantastic kill spike through the middle by Ru Kwok wins the first point of the semi-final against ADO. The next point is also won easily with a fast hit by Jaimee-Lee Morrow. The team’s spirit shows right away at the start of the match, the noise and intensity high. ADO gain points off AUS errors but the team continuously sides out straight away. The set finishes with a well-placed ace from Sverns.

 SET 2 Aus defeated ADO 25:8

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

The second set starts well with a serving run from Shae Sloane. Sverns setting the attackers up with easy winning hits. Collins is subbed on for two aces but bad communication from AUS gives ADO another point. Sverns tips a winner and the serve is given back to AUS. Sadler is subbed on and hits well over or around the block, gaining plenty of kills. Laird hits a clean overpass winner but a poor ref call gives ADO the point. Stojanovic kills a middle quick well set by Paine. The team seems well connected on the court as the take the set with 17 points to spare.

SET 3 Aus defeated ADO 25:20

Starting rotation: Paine, Sadler, Stojanovic, Collins, Judd, Laird, McEwen (lib)

AUS sideout to win the first point of the last set. AUS errors keeps ADO level in score and the team takes a time out at 6-5. The momentum changes as Laird goes back to serve and achieves three aces in a five serve run. Rhi Judd constantly slams the ball down the line for three kills and Collins also hitting strongly. The back row players hitting well and Collins serves well to ensure the set, 25 -9.

 MATCH STATS

Attack:            53 attempts, 32 kills, 7 errors, 47.2%KE

                        Sadler – 11 attempts, 7 kills, 0 errors, 53.8%KE

Serving:         18 aces, 10 errors

                        Collins 5 aces

Blocks:           4 stuffs

Passing:        2.12 team, McEwen 2.45, Judd 2.67

Best Players: McEwen & Sadler

NJW vs South Adelaide

Posted May 14, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Australian Junior Women defeated South Adelaide 3-0, 25:20, 25:19, 25:13

 

SET 1 Aus defeated South Adelaide 25:20

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

Aus start with a tough serve by Georgia Sverns. The team get constant touches in blocking at the net. The first point for South is an AUS error but with Ru blocking strongly at the net they quickly get the point back. The passers decision making is slow and they begin to pass hesitantly giving Sverns less options to set. Taylor calls loudly for a set and uses it to gain a kill sparking intensity in the team. Sloane hitting extremely well, placing the corners of the opposition’s court. AUS consistency in passing and serving is unsteady and they find it difficult to side out cleanly. Kwok winning points for the team, presenting through the middle loudly and confidently. AUS win the set 25 -20.

SET 2 Aus defeated South Adelaide 25:19

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

Bad organisation in the passing line loses the first point for AUS. Jen is subbed on and makes a great play with a backcourt kill. Errors give South a point and the team looks surprisingly timid even though they are ahead. Timeout by AUS changes momentum but service errors by both teams makes it even. Sloane continuingly confident at the net, going for her swings with intent. South take a time out at 21-19 but Sverns comes back on court with self-assurance and serves two aces in a row. AUS side out for the set 25-19.

SET 3 Aus defeated South Adelaide 25:13

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

Sverns continues her serving success with an ace for the first point. Ru Kwok follows the ace with a well hit quick kill. Schulz shows spark with a controlled kill down the line. Laird killing a C quick set up well by Sverns. Time outs by South causes AUS to lose their momentum but the loud bench picks up the team spirit and Sverns tip with good judgement to win another point. The final set finishes with an overpass kill by Laird, 25 -13.

MATCH STATS

Attack:            77 attempts, 36 kills, 16 errors, 24.7%KE

                         Sloane – 19 attempts, 10 kills, 1 errors, 47.4%KE

                         Kwok – 13 attempts, 6 kills, 2 errors, 30.8%KE

Serving:         10 aces, 9 errors

                         Sverns 4 aces

Blocks:           5 stuffs, Schulz 2

Passing:        Team 1.89, McEwen 2.11

Best Players: Sloane & Kwok

Photos From Games

Posted May 14, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Georgia Jump Float Serving

Georgia Jump Float Serving

Shaye Jump Float Serving

Shaye Jump Float Serving

Team Huddle

Team Huddle

Emma nailing another pass

Emma nailing another pass

Coach Maskell addressing the troops

Coach Maskell addressing the troops

Aus in defence

Aus in defence

Aus serve receive

Aus serve receive

NJW vs Macau China

Posted May 13, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Australian Junior Women defeated Macau China 3-0, 25:16 25:17, 25:23

 

SET 1 Aus defeated Macau China 25:16

Starting Rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

 

 The first point of the set is won by AUS with a kill block by Shae on Macau’s biggest attacker. The team then loses a number of points due to a fast float serve by the opposition and some shaky passing. They find it difficult to make a clean side out. Jen Sadler is subbed on to serve and does her job well. Bad communication by the team slows down their momentum but it picks up again with several kill blocks and a run of serves by Rhi who was subbed on for Laird. AUS take the set 25 -16.

SET 2 Aus defeated by Macau China 25:17

Starting Rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

A quick kill through the middle by Kwok gives AUS the first point of the second set. Poor decision making and a lack of communication means that the team is set back. Shae Sloane continuously finds holes in the Macau defence to push AUS ahead. The solid blocking from the team intimidates the opposition and they make a few errors to AUS’s advantage. A huge backcourt hit from Schulz fires the team up and Kwok finishes the set with an overpass kill. 25 -17.

SET 3 Aus defeated Macau China 25:23

Starting Rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

Jaimee-Lee Morrow spikes a winner for the first point and is followed up by a serving ace from Sloane. Taylor Schulz reaching high over the block, too high for the opposition to reach. Macau tries to find a way around the block and begin to roll balls over. Stojanovic is subbed on to serve and gets an ace. AUS blocking grows shaky and Macau take the opportunity to hit winners. The team make service errors as they feel unnecessary pressure. Sverns and Morrow save a poor pass and Ru finishes the point with a kill block, the point sparking the team’s energy. Taylor leads her team by example with strong and confident hitting. Stojanovic with a kill block for set point and Schulz finishes the set off with a big kill. 25-23.

MATCH STATS

*** First three quarters of first set stats missing due to technical problem

Attack:            44 attempts, 26 kills, 4 errors, 50%KE

                        Sloane – 7 attempts, 6 kills, 0 errors, 85.7%KE

                        Schulz – 20 attempts, 11 kills, 2 errors, 45%KE

Serving:         8 aces, 5 errors

                        Schulz 3 aces

Blocks:           7 stuffs (2 Laird, Kwok & Schulz)

Passing:        2.00 team, McEwen 2.14

Best Players: Sloane, Kwok & Schulz

NJW vs Northern Territory

Posted May 13, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Australian Junior Women defeated Northern Territory 3-0, 25:8, 25:6, 25:17

 

SET 1 Aus defeated Northern Territory 25:8

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sloane, Kwok, Morrow, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

First point goes to AUS with a good hit from Ru Kwok from a quality set by Sverns. The point is followed up by a stuff block by Schulz. The team is blocking solidly at the net, creating a wall. NT is forced to roll the ball over to avoid the block. Georgia Sverns setting consistently, setting up her attackers. They take the set 17 points ahead.

SET 2 Aus defeated Northern Territory 25:6

Starting rotation: Paine, Sloane, Kwok, Collins, Schulz, Laird, McEwen (lib)

AUS starts with an ace by Sophie Paine. The Northern Territory is giving AUS points with constant errors. Sloane hitting well in backcourt for two kills. NT is unable to win their own points, winning off AUS errors. Jen Sadler and Mon Stojanovic are subbed on half way through the set. Sloane saves a wide set with her left hand for a kill. Stojanovic kills an overpass and Jen has a serving run that finishes the set, 25 – 6.

SET 3 Aus defeated Northern Territory 25:17

Starting rotation: Sverns, Sadler, Stojanovic, Morrow, Judd, Laird, McEwen (lib)

The final set starts slowly with AUS errors keeping NT at even scores. Sverns setting flawlessly giving her hitters the chance to kill the ball. McEwen passing with pinpoint precision with only one error for the entire match. Strong serving by the team pushes them in front but hitting errors get NT back into the game. Middles Stojanovic and Laird running well with a kill each. AUS win on a service error by NT.

MATCH STATS

Attack:            58 attempts, 26 kills, 9 errors, 29.3%KE

                        Morrow – 13 attempts, 6 kills, 1 errors, 28.5%KE

                        Schulz – 10 attempts, 5 kills, 0 errors, 50%KE

Serving:         15 aces, 10 errors

                        Morrow 3 aces

Blocks:           4 stuffs

Passing:        2.40 team, McEwen 2.73, Judd 2.11

Best Players: McEwen & Sverns

Game 5 v ADO

Posted May 12, 2009 by ausvolley
Categories: Volleyball

Australian Junior Women defeated Australian Defence Organisation 3-0, 25:22, 25:14, 25:20

 

SET 1 Aus defeated ADO 25:22

Starting rotation: Paine, Sadler, Laird, Morrow, Judd, Stojanovic, McEwen (lib)

 AUS starts with the serve in the first set and win the first point with a sharp hit by Jaimee-Lee Morrow in transition. Powerful hitting from AUS gets the game going but poor serving consistency disallows any momentum for the girls. In the second half of the set the team is unable to get past ADO’s defence, even though there is only one block. Though they are giving points away, AUS manages to claim the set, 25-22.

SET 2 Aus defeated ADO 25:14

Starting rotation: Paine, Sadler, Kwok, Morrow, Judd, Stojanovic, McEwen (lib)

 AUS needs to change something this set to give them greater confidence  and to push the game along in their favour. They are given the first point with a service error from ADO. No block by ADO yet they are continuing to get defensive ups. Judd speeds up her swing and gains kill spikes. They finish the set with points to spare 25-14.

SET 3 Aus defeated ADO 25:20

Starting rotation: Paine, Judd, Kwok, Morrow, Collins, Laird, McEwen (lib)

 Paine begins the set with consistent serving, putting the pressure on ADO to return the ball. Morrow takes advantage of the one block situation and begins smashing balls into the floor on the opposite side of the net. Clean passing by McEwen gives AUS the chance to put the ball away but serving errors once again kills the team’s momentum.  The ADO error more often and AUS finish the set 25-19.

MATCH STATS

Attack:            90 attempts, 44 kills, 22 errors, 24.4%KE

                        Judd – 22 attempts, 12 kills, 5 errors, 32%KE

                        Sadler – 19 attempts, 10 kills, 2 errors, 42%KE

Serving:         11 aces, 15 errors

                        Paine 6 aces

Blocks:           2 stuff (Sadler & Stojanovic)

Passing:        1.98 team, McEwen 2.42, Sadler 2.25

Best Players: McEwen, Sadler & Judd