Ipswich Ladies played their first matches of the season today against Ashcombe Dorking 2 and Maidstone, both teams made the journey to Ipswich’s new home venue Northgate Sports Centre.
Ipswich started the proceedings against visitors Ashcombe Dorking 2, the visitors got off to a strong start and looked a much stronger team. Sets 1 and 2 were both comfortable wins for the visitors.
The 3rd set saw a massive change in the Ipswich team with Iza Karwacka winning a massive 11 serves in a row to get the ladies 11 – 0 infront. The ladies continued to play very well and took the 3rd set 25 – 14.
The 4th set saw a much closer start to the match, but Iza Karwacka again serving up a massive 7 point serve run, the set was won by Ipswich 25 – 12 this time.
The 5th and final set finished 15 – 6 giving Ipswich Ladies the 3 – 2 win, with Ipswich’s setter Iza taking MVP
The second match between Ashcombe Dorking 2 and and Maidstone finished 3 – 0 to Ashcombe who looked comfortable throughout.
Ipswich Ladies played Maidstone in the 3rd match of the day. A positive start saw Ipswich take the 1st set 25 – 20. Maidstone played very well and showed what they were capable of to take the second set 25 – 18.
Ipswich took both sets 3 and 4 with the same score line 25 – 22, giving them the match 3 sets to 2. Ipswich Julia Vidot picking up MVP from some very strong attacking in the outside position.
The 2 wins put Ipswich Ladies joint top of W3SE with Southampton VC Women’s 2, though Southampton picked up 3 – 0 wins twice today to put them ahead on sets difference.
Ipswich Ladies next NVL match is away on Sunday 22nd October against the early league leaders Southampton and Richmond VC.