25:14, 25:19, 25:13

Report by Lena Bitadou

Tendring women’s first big Win against Oxford Students took place at the University of Essex. Tendring Ladies dominated from the beginning of the game, leading by example and finishing strong the first set by 25-14. Key players Mechell Daniel, Emily Bell and player- coach Colleen King showed their efficiency and experience hitting high percentages on the pins and leading the first set to an easy sweep.


In the second set, Oxford Students did not give up but started stronger and more consistent, hustling for every point. However, Tendring ladies maintained their energy and focus all the way through the second set as well. The setter Molly Van Essen with great communication and connection with Amelia Smith and Skye Gullatt, the Tendring middle players, managed to take the set to 25-19 with their astonishing hitting and blocking performance.

The last set ensured the big win for Tendring women who displayed their dominance and control over the game. Lois Chitticks who was introduced in the setting unit, showed great setting and serving skills which helped Tendring lead by 5-1. The team’s resilience and discipline in defence by the libero Lena Bitadou and Defensive Specialist Erica Caasi Morawski assisted in keeping the ball alive and eventually taking the set 25-13.

The younger players of the team, Amy Lane and Charlotte Bontems who were also introduced in the last set, also helped the team win the game and display great ethos and talent. The MVP title was awarded to Mechell Daniel. Next week Tendring women are looking forward to playing their first Cup Game at the University of Essex on Sunday 12th of November.