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Ipswich Ladies vs Maidstone

Ipswich travelled to Dartford to take on Maidstone.

Ipswich had a shaky start to the first set which saw them chasing Maidstone for points. Emma Goosey won Ipswich some vital points with blocks and attacks. Ipswich fought back with strong defence from Jenny Ubasa and good serves from Otylia Miazga meaning Ipswich won the first set.

The second set started stronger for Ipswich with some clever attacks from Iza Karwacka and Ania Burejza. Gosia Loose set up some great attacks for Zoe Verow and the Ipswich side won the set convincingly.

Kasia Plesnar started the third set with some strong serves and the ladies worked hard as a team to win the third set and take the game. Ania Burejza was awarded MVP for the match.

The Ipswich side have a home game Sunday 3rd March and are hoping for another good crowd for their game against Portsmouth, all welcome for first serve at 12:30, Northgate Sports Centre.

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Ipswich Make Short Work Against Top of The Table Team

Ipswich Ladies vs Sussex Dolphins 2

With a large home crowd and a full roster of players, the atmosphere for Ipswich Ladies home fixtures was amazing.

The first set saw Ipswich create a great lead against the Sussex side with strong attacks from Anita Cooper, hitting the ball near the 3m line and unstoppable serves from Iza Karwacka. Ipswich kept up their fire power through Ania Burejza and dominated the first set. In the second set, the setting from Kasia Plesnar and great defensive work from libero player Jenny Ubasa sealed the fate of the away side. Something went amiss during the third set and the ladies struggled with errors on their side of the net which resulted in them losing this set. Determined to make a strong comeback, Ipswich held nothing back, with great serving from Marta Holton and Emma Goosey. The team really showed their grit during long rallies which paid off in a deserved win for the home side. Iza Karwacka was awarded MVP for this game.

Zoe Verow finding gaps in the block to hit home for Ipswich

Ipswich ladies vs South Hants

Ipswich knew South Hants would be tough competition as they currently are sitting top of the pile in NVL Div3SE. From the outset the ladies passing and setting skills were put to the test, thankfully with consistent players such as Natalia Regucka putting in perfect passes, the ladies were able to win the first set and their fitness carried them through to the next. Zoe Verow put away some indefensible attacks through the outside and with Everita Sokolova’s passing and serves the second set was a triumph for Ipswich. Otylia Miazga showed her blocking prowess at the net and the ladies came out on top in the last set, largely due to fighting spirit and a strong sense of togetherness on court. Anita Cooper was awarded MVP this game.

Ipswich ladies would like to send a massive thank you to all who came to support, the noise and atmosphere certainly gave the home side the edge. As always, The ladies thank David Lloyd Ipswich for their sponsorship which has improved the fitness of the girls, making this a fantastically successful season so far.

The ladies next play Richmond and Maidstone away on 24.02.19

Ipswich ladies after their two wins

Ipswich move up to 4th as they brush aside top of the table South Hants

Ipswich Ladies Picking up Wins

Ipswich ladies travelled to London to play top of the table Lionhearts and Richmond.

London Lionhearts v Ipswich Ladies 3-0

The ladies started strong against the London side, with an effective block from Anita Cooper through the middle and great passing from Ania Burejza. The Lionhearts started to creep ahead with a variety of attacks and ability to defend well. Despite strong serving pressure from Iza Karwacka, Lionhearts took the first set. The Ipswich side went into the second set determined, and got more into the swing of things, displaying some great defence particularly from Emma Goosey and Marta Holton producing great setting skills. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough against the well organised London side and they won the set. The third set was much the same, attacks from the Lionhearts were strong and the Ipswich ladies battled well but lost out. MVP was awarded to Zoe Verow

Richmond v Ipswich Ladies 0-3

The Ipswich side started strong, with serving pressure from Everita Sokolova proving difficult for the Richmond side to deal with. Ipswich took the first set comfortably and looked to have the edge over the home side. The ladies continued to put the pressure on in the next set with Jenny Ubasa proving herself as a force to be reckoned with, creating sets for Zoe Verow and Emma Goosey to put away. These strong attacks and the ladies fitness levels in the game has been helped hugely by their sponsorship and team gym training with David Lloyd Ipswich. Anita Cooper showed her blocking presence at the net once again, and despite Richmond claiming more points in this set, Ipswich went on to win. The third set allowed the Ladies to really push for strong attacks thanks to the passing being on point. The home side struggled with the serves and clever attacks from the Ipswich side saw them win the game. Anita Cooper was awarded MVP in this game.

The ladies team that took on Lionhearts and Richmond

Ipswich vs Ashcombe 1 – 3

Ipswich ladies began their busy February with a game away against Ashcombe. The girls were off to flying start against the home side, with some amazing passing from Ania Burejza enabling strong attacks from the outset. The girls kept their lead to win the set thanks to some strong serves from Kasia Plesnar and Emma Goosey. The second set saw mistakes creep into Ipswich’s game despite strong attacks from Natalia Regucka. The ladies put up a good fight in the following sets with consistent setting from Iza Karwacka but unfortunately lost the game 3-1. Ania Burejza was awarded MVP this game.

Ipswich vs Maidstone 3 – 0

Despite just finishing a tough game, the Ipswich ladies started strong against Maidstone, building up a lead with good serves from Otylia Miazga and consistent setting from Marta Holton. The ladies won the first set quickly and the second set started much the same, with great defence from Jenny Ubasa and strong hitting from Zoe Verow. Ipswich took the second set but started the third set unconvincingly and had to work hard to take the win. Natalia Regucka was awarded MVP this game. Sponsorship from David Lloyd Ipswich and their gym classes certainly helped the girls through sets which saw their fitness being put to the test.

The ladies who took on Ashcombe and Maidstone

The Ipswich side play Sussex and South Hants at Northgate Sports Centre next weekend (10.02.19) first serve at 11am, all are welcome to come and support.

Fit Fridays

Ipswich ladies have been lucky enough to spend their Fridays nights at their new sponsors @davidlloyd.

The NVL ladies team have a busy month coming up with fixtures almost every weekend. The team are currently mid-table in national league 3SE, but the ladies have several games in hand on all the teams around them. Fitness will be key if the ladies are to push for a place at the top end of the table, the team is very grateful for the body combat fitness session David Lloyd have put on for them, it is the perfect session to prepare the ladies for the tough matches to come.

Fit Fridays with @ipswichvball ladies and @davidlloyd! The girls loved their body combat session in preparation for this weekends fixture 💪🏻 looking pro in their @sportswaymanagement kit 😎

Fit Fridays with @ipswichvball ladies and @davidlloyd! The girls loved their body combat session in preparation for this weekends fixture 💪🏻 looking pro in their @sportswaymanagement kit 😎

Christmas training times

It’s the last training session of the year tomorrow (19th December). We would like to thank everyone who has helped the club continue to host and play excellent volleyball sessions over 2018.

Our first training session of the new year will be on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

The committee and club wish you a merry Christmas and we will see you in 2019 with your New Years resolutions.

Dig, set, SMASH!

Ipswich Ladies travelled to Surrey to take on Ashcombe Dorking 2 in their first away fixture of the season.

The Ipswich ladies have had a mixed start to the season with a win and a loss in the league, so were keen to prove themselves as top of the table contenders against the Ashcombe side.

The first set started very much that way with middle blocker Anita Cooper establishing herself as a threat from the very beginning, by blocking out Ashcombe’s attack from every hitter. Unfortunately the ladies couldn’t keep their momentum despite accumulating a huge lead and lost the first set 25 – 22.

The next set saw Kasia Plesnar putting pressure on with her strong serve and Ania’s Copper reliable passing and defending meant the setters could create some unstoppable attacks. The Ipswich side won the second set 20 – 25 and went into the next set buzzing with confidence.

Iza Karwacka put the pressure Ashcombe with powerful serving and incredible pick ups, not letting the ball drop. The girls had to work hard in this set, with some long rallies and great saves from both sides and took this set convincingly 15 -25.

Going into the 4th set, Otylia Miazga came on just at the right moment to confuse the opposition with her serve and Emma Goosey used her attack through the middle to split their defence and score vital points. Zoe Verow produced some strong attacks through the outside which the Ashcombe defence couldn’t pick up. They won the final set 16 – 25.

Final result Ashcombe Dorking 1, Ipswich Ladies 3 with Anita Cooper awarded MVP.

  • 25 – 22
  • 20 – 25
  • 15 -25
  • 16 – 25

Ipswich had to work hard to achieve the victory and are really playing well together as a team, which they will take into their Essex League fixture against Chelmsford on Wednesday 28th November and their National Shield fixture against Richmond on Sunday 2nd December.

Ipswich Ladies thank their sponsors David Lloyd Ipswich for their continued support.

Ipswich Ladies vs Essex Trinity

Ipswich ladies first fixture of the season was a cup match against Division 2 team Essex Trinity and would be a good test for the team.

Ipswich Ladies started the first set well with some strong serving from Kasia Plesnar and great team play. Unfortunately for the home side, Essex were able to gain some momentum and take the first set to a nail biting 24-26! Once again Ipswich started the second set well, looking strong and confident with middle blockers Emma Goosey and Otylia Miazga blocking out the opposition on a number of occasions, but mistakes crept in towards the middle part of the set allowing Essex to claim.

The crucial third set saw Ipswich come out with intent and Iza Karwacka put pressure on with her serves, the setters were able to create some powerful attacks through outside hitters Zoe Verow and Ania Burejza. Despite some effective passages of play- helped by good passing from Michelle Abbott, the Ipswich side lost out to a well drilled Essex side who were able to create more effective attacks.

Now Ipswich are knocked out of the National Cup they will be playing in the National Shield competition, as well as playing their regular matches in the National League. Their first National League fixture will be at home (Northgate Sports Centre) on Sunday 28th October against Portsmouth and Sussex Dolphins 2.

Ipswich attacking a well organised Essex Trinity team

Ipswich Ladies squad with coach Simon Browne

MaVIS tournament details announced

Get your diaries ready as Ipswich VC reveal the local indoor tournament dates for 2018/19 season. 

All details can be found on the club website and please pass on any questions regarding the tournament to our new tournament director Kasia Plesnar.

  • The tournament will follow the same structure as last season, with division 1 playing from 9am – 12pm with a mens height net. Division 2 will be played from 12pm – 3pm on a ladies height net. 
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  • 14th October 2018
  • 11th November 2018
  • 09th December 2018
  • 27th January 2019
  • 17th February 2019
  • 17th March 2019
  • 14th April 2019

If you have any feed back or amendments you would like to see with the tournament, please let us know. Hope to see you all on the courts 🙂

 

Ipswich Ladies to face Team Essex in opening match

Ipswich ladies will be kickstarting their season with a national cup match against neighbouring team Essex. Sunday 16th September see the ladies team host the blades at Stowupland High School.

Ipswich will be hoping a good result can push some confidence into the team ready for a strong season in the league.

2017/18 awards and news

Last season saw the men’s and women’s teams succeeded at training and in matches. We saw blood, sweat and tears from the hard work given by our players, and the hardest working found themselves rewarded with a club award at the clubs AGM.

  • Committee member of the year – Simon Papworth
  • Best newcomer – Brwa A Muhamad
  • Mens most improved – Ugis Miltinans
  • Women’s most improved – Kasia Plesnar
  • Men’s MVP – Lukas Kundrotas
  • Women’s MVP – Iza Karwacka
  • Tournament player of the year – Chris Watson
  • Coaches player of the year – Kasia Plesnar
  • Club Member of the year – Iza Karwacka & Kev Abbott
  • Referee of the year – Hannah Davies
  • Best Libero – Cat Wright
  • Most likely to play volleyball after an all night bender – Everita Sokolova

Thank you to everyone who made last season so successful. Our new season is due to begin soon with the first indoor training sessions taking place on the first Wednesday in September at Northgate Sports Centre. Men’s training will now take place on Wednesday nights 8pm – 10pm (there will no longer be a Thursday training season).

We will endeavour to keep playing in Christchurch park over the next few weeks providing the sun keeps the ground dry enough for safe volleyball.