On Monday,December 3, JCU coed volleyball team took the field for the second game of the Oroverde Tournament against ASD Bitossi (BIT). It was a very intense and hard-fought match. Our Gladiators dominated a good part of the game, but eventually the expertise of the opponents prevailed in 2-3 win [25-15; 19-25; 14-25; 25-23; 7-15].
JCU started off strong, immediately shaking up the opposing team. BIT was not able to contrast JCU attack and could not fully express its game in the first set, which ended with a crushing 25-15 win from our Gladiatiors.
In the third set, JCU loosened up the grip a little bit, and BIT performed a comeback and took the lead. Our Gladiators couldn’t contrast well the opponents’ attack, finding hard to put the game strategies into place and score.
“I am really happy with this team, and the progress it’s making,” coach Stefano Papari commented. “We have definitely come out of the game with our head high, tonight. These students have showed once again to be real players, always ready to sacrifice for the team and never give up!”
Congratulations, Gladiators! You were very close to win, and you played an excellent game! And this shows how much you have improved both individually and as a team!
On Wednesday, December 5 is going to be your last game before winter break, so focus on and let’s go win it!
MVP – Rita Simone