Match Report: Vball Boys HCI vs YJC

HC Volleyball Boys Team got off to a flying start for their campaign as they cruised to a 25 -7 25 - 6 straight sets victory. A sturdy defence and a clinical attack was what formed the foundation of this victory.

Ruiyang, Kian Keong, Lennis, Wincoln, Galvin, Melvin and Samuel started the first set. Despite several hiccups in the initial stages of the game with the score at 4-3, HC began pulling away with several excellent serves from Samuel. HC pulled away with Kian Keong linking up well with Melvin and Galvin. HC rarely needed to step up the gear to achieve victory. Samuel impressed with his intelligent play and the set was wrapped up by Ruiyang who sent a spike down the line.

Wholesale changes to the lineup were made in the second set with Glenn, Lennis, Kuan He, Zijie, Wincoln, Kenneth and Chen Xing playing. Several good serves by Kenneth coupled with impressive attacking play by Kuan He and Lennis saw HC race to a 5-0 lead. However this was eventually cut short due to a miscommunication between Glenn and Zijie which resulted in a stray ball landing on our court unsaved.HC quickly recovered with Glenn and Lennis linking up for a successful quick attack and started to pull away. Two successive blocks by Chen Xing and Zijie ensured that HC took a 7 point lead at 9-2. This lead was immediately extended by Kuan He who demonstrated his serving prowess, which created confusion among the YJC team as they simply had no answers for his jump floats which was hugely unpredictable in its flight patterns.

Chen Xing found himself in impressive form as his offensive blocks ensured that HC established an unassailable lead of 15-3. The YJC attack simply could not find a way past his outstretched arms as he single-handedly halted their attacking moves.

With the game at 19-4, HC refused to step off the pedal and pressed on for the win. The next point was won by Kenneth who sent a clinical spike following a quick attack by Chen Xing. He then completed his sterling performance with an ace serve to keep HC on course for victory.

The next game will be against TPJC next monday. Go Hwachong!