Nottingham outclassed Team Sunderland to win in straight sets

Team Sunderland women’s Volleyball team showed little to no fight against a team they defeated a week ago, as they lost 3-0 to Nottingham University.

Nottingham played much better at home than what they did in Sunderland last week, taking the victory which sees the Wearsiders slip down the table.

Team Sunderland’s women began the first set trailing eight to two. Coach Steven Anderson called the stoppage to relieve the pressure on his team as Evi Antoniu and Kate Pearce were struggling when attacking against the opposition.

Nottingham University closed out the set after the restart though, taking the first 25-6 with the Wearsiders seemingly lacking focus, losing many points carelessly.

With the home side showed relentless attacking play and superb defence, they asserted their dominance to take a 10 -4 lead in the second set as Team Sunderland began to lose any grasp of the match.

Nottingham widened their lead to 16-6 with their attack looking unstoppable. The Wearsiders caught up on points but the opposition widened the gap yet again 23-15.

Nottingham took the second set 25-15, with Team Sunderland having a hard time on the receiving end.

The third set began with Sunderland taking a three to one lead. They were playing better than the first two sets, however the home side flipped the tables on them – taking the lead again 22-19.

The Wearsiders were being held back in the final set until the home team ended the match after a very controversial call by the referee. The call stood though and Nottingham won the set 25-22 to wrap up a 3-0 victory.