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New Kit Leading To Winning Ways!

An account of the Volleyball Team's new kit and how it brought success at their recent fixtures
Men's Volleyball Team Showing Off Their New Kit
Men's Volleyball Team Showing Off Their New Kit
Recently the Volleyball Teams received new kit which have been donated from one of the UK's leading kit suppliers, Kitlocker.

As it happens, Kitlocker was founded and created from one of our Alumnus, Michael Kent, whilst he was studying at Sheffield University. It is now one of the country's leading kit suppliers to colleges and universities including Oxford University, Sheffield and Portsmouth.

The new kit truely inspired the men's team to victory in a closely matched tie against Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College.

Going into the highly anticipated fixture, the team were aware of their strong opponants, however with the Hills Road team's skills they were easily able to secure the first set with a score of 25-20.

The second set saw Hills Road take a very healthy lead and leading until 15-11, at which point W&QE I College just caught alight and went onto steam role the rest of the set 19-25.

The third set turned out to be one of the closest sets played out in the whole competition. The lead was constantly being exchanged between the two teams until a string of errors from Hills and unreturnable spikes from W&QE established the opposition a lead of 20-17.

Team Captain, Vinnie came on serve to produce a service run which involved an ace and two unreturned serves which leveled the scores at 20-20.

After this point service rotations were exchanged regularly until Hills Road found themselves 23-22 down; W&QE I College were 2 points away from victory.

However, Hills Road displayed incredible resilience and bravery in dealing with the situation and took the next 4 points in a row to claim the third and final set, allowing them to advance into the next quarter!
 
The women's team were also in the semi-final of the Knock Out plate with a 3-0 win over Milton Keynes.

Overall both teams performed excellently and the men are raring to face their semi-final opponants.

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