Search

BUCS: UEL serve up volleyball win over Oxford

PUBLISHED: 08:35 01 December 2017

Action from the UEL men's volleyball match

Action from the UEL men's volleyball match

Archant

UEL had a comfortable 3-0 victory over Oxford in this week’s fixture to extend their lead at the top of the Premier South table.

The first set saw UEL get off to a flying start and build a 6-1 lead, forcing Oxford into an early timeout to try and halt the momentum of the league leaders.

This appeared to have been successful as Oxford closed the gap to 7-5 and were looking like finally settling into the game.

However, halfway through the set UEL started to reassert their dominance, especially through new recruit Mihail Stoev, who proved to be too powerful for Oxford.

This contributed to the home side taking the set 25-14, but the following set was a much more balanced affair with both teams struggling to sustain a lead of more than two points for the most part.

UEL were still causing problems for Oxford with their powerful serves, however the away side responded with good plays of their own.

Towards the end of the set, UEL started to edge ahead and managed to gain a five-point lead at 23-18, forcinng the visitors to call another timeout to try and check the momentum that UEL were building. Unfortunately for Oxford, it didn’t have the same effect as in the first set as East London went on to win 25-21.

The atmosphere suddenly built in the final set with spectators making a lot more noise as they eagerly anticipated a UEL win.

This may have intimidated Oxford slightly who very quickly went 3-0 down in the opening few minutes.

From then on, the Oxford heads looked to have dropped with a lot more unforced errors occurring on their part and serves going into the net.

Ultimately, UEL won the third set comfortably 25-11 as they secured their seventh win of the campaign with only one game to go in the league.

Latest East London Sports News

14:00

Only two ladies for Newham at Wormwood Scrubs

The 36-year-old former Reading skipper insists the O’s will not let up between now and the end of the season

11:30

There were plenty of medals for Newham athletes at the South of England Indoor Championships

Essex Senior League: Woodford Town (2017) 2 Sporting Bengal United 0

08:00

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, the other teams in the Six Nations have their chances previewed

Yesterday, 17:00

Bethnal Green-based school finished runners-up in the girls under-16s category and third in the under-19 boys group

Yesterday, 16:30

Wapping’s women came up short in their second outing of the new year at East League Premier Division rivals Canterbury.

Yesterday, 15:00

Imrul Gazi’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Ilford on Saturday, but will be hoping to respond positively this evening

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now