We did it again: 3-2 win
1 dec 2017
Many of us were nervous before this game against Kungälv, partly because Kungälv hadn’t lost a single game before and partly because we all knew that if we wanted to win we had to really fight for it – which we did. The game ended 3-2, in favour to us.
Setter: Ivana och Tea
Center: Maria, Kristel and Lina
Spiker: Martina, Cecilia, Mikaela, Susann and Linn E
Libero: Jasmine and Elin
The first set went how the first set usually goes for us. We took some time to get warm in our clothes and Kungälv put a lot of pressure on us with their serves. After some balls we managed to play pretty equal with our opponents, but at the end of the set Kungälv once again served really pressured serves and they won the set with 18-25.
For the second set we decided to play our game. Still a bit turbulent but we managed to keep it together to the end and won the set with 25-23. The third set was just a copy of the second, which we also won 25-23.
Kungälv took the fourth set with 18-25, which led to a very exciting fifth set. Everyone was excited and thrilled at the same time. The audience could feel the tension in the air. After a though fight KFUM took the win with 17-15.
3-2 win against the league leader
6 nov 2017
Setter: Tea, Ivana
Center: Lina, Kristel
Spiker: Martina, Maria, Linn E, Cecilia, Mikaela, Frida
Though the Saturday of our home game against Falköping did not start as expected and we sat in front of our hall without keys and libero, we succeeded to win this exciting match after the determining 5th set.
We lost the first set 21 - 25 as we were a bit too nervous but showed will and fighting spirit. During the second set everyone got more into the game and we could finish it with 25-19.
Within the third set of the match Falköping lost their spirit and nerves and as a result of that a lot of points ended already after the serve. For all of that we did not loose the focus and kept on playing our game with strong attacks and a solid defense. The result of the third set (25-5) did clearly not mirror the abilities of Falköping as they came back strongly in the 4th set which they could win with 20-25. Of course both teams were nervous during the 5th and determining set but in the end but KFUM had the stronger nerves and could celebrate the second home win against the 1st in the league.
The next game will be in two weeks, on the 19th of November, when we will welcome Kungälvs VBK in Göteborg.
A "lärorik" Sunday evening in Alingsås for KFUM Göteborg B (3 - 0)
23 okt 2017
Setter: Tea, Ivana
Libero: Jasmine, Elin
Center: Kristel, Matilda, Lina
Spiker: Cecilia, Mikaela, Frida, Elina, Susi
KFUM’s Damer B team arrived in Alingsås on the rainy Sunday evening of the 22nd October. We were pumped up still having our recent win game against Tuve (25-21, 25-20, 25-15) in mind.
Though we were looking forward to the game, Alingsås from the start succeeded to put a lot of pressure on us. They played strong and caused us a lot of trouble with their smart-placed tips and solid defense. We became more and more nervous as we could not get through with our attacks and we only seldomly managed to break their run in the first two sets. Thus, we lost the first two sets clearly 25 - 8 and 25 - 11. The third set started better, we were more focussed, and kept the game more even. We fought hard but in the end of the set Ålingsås again managed to pull away and closed also this set with 25 - 20.
Despite a tough loss we can take a few learnings from this evening. Our serve was strong and reliable with only few serve mistakes and also our serve receiving was stable. However, in the attack we missed the patience and stability to follow our attacks through, which would have been necessary against Alingsås’ very well working defense game. We can learn from that and grow together more as a team so that we can in the future deal better with these difficult situations.
Our next game is in two weeks on the 4th of November at 1pm in Idrottshögskolan where we will host Falköping. Until then we’ll train hard to come back strong again.
Fantastisk volleybolldag mot cancer
5 feb 2017
I lördags ställde vi upp i "Älska volleyboll, hata cancer"-turneringen (Mixad turnering volleyboll mot cancer) för att samla in lite pengar till kampen mot cancer. Det är extra roligt eftersom det är både ett nobelt syfte och en av de få mixed-turneringarna som finns.
Vi byggde laget med spelare från KFUM Dam B och KFUM Herr B (div 2 bägge lagen) och fick ihop en väldigt bra mix. Efter 10 timmar och 6 jämna matcher så lyckades vi till slut landa på tredje plats av sexton lag, vilket vi är väldigt stolta över. Vi hade fantastiskt roligt och hoppas turneringen kommer tillbaka även nästa år.
En av alla fördelar med volleyboll är att man kan spela ett lag med både tjejer och killar, gamla och unga (vi hade en spridning på 15-51 år) och det blir både jämnt och spännande.
Tack alla lagkamrater och arrangörerna, Tuve VK, för en fantastiskt rolig dag!
KFUM Göteborg Volleyboll hade spelare i tre lag och kammade hem första- och tredjeplatsen.
Zia (Herr A) och Linn (för dagen deltagande i sin tidigare klubb KFUM Jönköping, men har nyligen börjat i Göteborgs Dam B) vann inspikestävlingen!
KFUM Dam B-Falköping (0-3)
15 jan 2017
Happy New Year!
And yes it's not us in the picture, but it could be!
After the Christmas vacation which means quite some amount of food and not so much training (yes that could be a reason),
KFUM Göteborg Dam B met Fallköping for the second time for this league.
The opponent team is known for a couple of good players that make the difference so in our minds was that with some good fighting we could make it happen.
The game started with the usual set up , in the second set the setters changed an in the third one Linn has a good first game performance apart from other changes that hapened.
The sets ended up 22-25,15-25 and 18-25.
General comments are that we dont perform satisfyingly well in the games and that maybe could be solved with more demanding and mind complex trainings.
So that the game is an 'Applied Training' that depending of the oponent we should adjust of course.
Another issue for all volleyball teams I guess is the defense. I believe we have a lot of work to do there as well.
Spiking wise, it could have been better but that usually depends on the defense a lot.
Lets not forget our surv mistakes and try to eliminae them!
We showed that we can
19 dec 2016
KFUM Göteborg Dam B - IK Ymer
0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 20-25)
Yesterday evening Dam B Göteborg drove till Borås to meet one of the strongest teams in the league. With lack of main players due to Christmas vacation we 'upgraded' one player to the position of center and we used one of the players that train with us occasionally from the young team.
I believe we showed character and good volleyball against a team with very strong spikes, qood surves but not stable defense. While loosing 17-15 on the first set, we reached 20-20 and then we lost 25- 22 but with good fight spirit.
In the second set the setters and one center player was changed with the last minute-thank you -for the support A-team players who drove from Lund to Borås. We started very well, and with the points going from 7-7, 8-10 for Göteborg, 19-18, then we started loosing points (maybe because of their good surves or spikes) until the
set ended 25-21.
In the third set, we kept our fight spirit but due to some mis-synchronization and mistakes the set finished at 25-20.
Overall, we are very satisfied to have such a game against the specific opponents. All players felt that for first time we were playing as a team and that we had good communication amomg us.
We have much better serves and less mistakes to that part.
The block was not very effective this time but we will fix it.
Some flexibility is missing in changing strategies during the game and when needed to take decisions fast.
We will meet this team again in the league so we have things to adjust for them :)
3 more points :)
11 dec 2016
On Saturday 10/12 Göteborg Dam B welcomed the team from Trollhättans VK.
The level was a bit different and with the set up of the team we took the first set easily (25-8) with a series of good sets towards the last points.
In the next two sets the set up of the team changed in order to try different players but still that didnt cost any set .
We managed to take both with 25-20 and 25-11 in points.
Good work girls
Åter igen.. vad hände?
5 dec 2016
Utan tränare men med nio spelsugna tjejer åkte Damer B till Habo. Vi kände att det skulle bli en ganska jämn match, Habo har ett väldigt ungt lag men ändå med stor rutin.
KFUM började första set med att pressa Habo hyfsat bra i både anfall och serve men motståndarna krigade också på bra. Vid 18 lika i poängställning så kom nerverna krypandes. Det vi trodde att vi skulle ta hem föll oss mellan fingrarna och setet slutade 20-25.
Till andra set gjorde vi två byten och vi var nu hungriga på att fånga upp alla bollar. Habo hade inga riktiga anfall men petade över hela planen och där förlorade vi många poäng. Vi blev lite för ivriga och spelet blev lite kaotiskt. Vi började ganska bra sen kom vi in i en svacka, i slutet av setet började vi spela vårt spel igen och kaoset la sig. Tyvärr hade siffrorna redan sprungit iväg och setet slutade 15-25.
Till tredje set gick vi tillbaka till samma uppställning som första och kom in på planen med ny energi och mer vilja. Vi servade in några poäng och fick till flera anfall. Problemet var att Habo var vassa i försvar och fick upp de flesta bollarna. Vi spelade bra och gjorde inga större misstag men turen var inte på vår sida och sista set slutade 21-25 till Habos fördel.
Förlusten är ett nederlag och frustrationen är hög i laget. Vi har kapaciteten med duktiga spelare med bra sammanhållning utan några stora brister men någonting är det som sätter stopp. Någon uttryckte det som att vi nått en återvändsgränd. Vi har viljan att utvecklas och spela på en bättre nivå men vi måste sätta högre krav på oss själva på träningen för att kunna lyckas på matcherna. Med den frustrationen går vi nu till träningen i veckan med önskan om ta oss bort från återvändsgränden och mot nya mål.
1 point more, vad ska man göra
21 nov 2016
Saturday 18th of November.
Damarna KFUM Göteborg B welcomed Kungälv VBK and the match started.
The first set (25-20) went very well for our team, which started with very good energy and spiking. At some point we got a bit too confident but this didnt cost much.
At the second we fought a bit more, but we fought well , or it was luck, who knows, the set ended 26-24 for us.
Third set, a bit tired now, but with few changes, we lost for a bit the set (21-25).
After that, kungälv kept on the same level and maybe we were not ready but also the fourth set was with 20-25 in the points.
A bit of confusion, without a coach, and fast decisions for 5 sets that we did not expect while the opposing team keep on trying the last set was going very well untill the half, we were loosing with one point difference, and then we lost it only for 2 points.
Good try and good job!
1 more point in the catalogue.
The only comment of the day is maybe to realize which are our strong positions when we rotate (and try to keep them for as many points as possible) and on the other hand the positions that we are a bit weak at, we should try to get the point and rotate asap.
First 2 points for Dam B
14 nov 2016
The morning of 12th of November, Dam B started the long way to Jönköping with some snow on the side of the road all the way!
In the first set, the girls were not very much focused, we had some personal mistakes mostly in cover and defense (if I remember well) so that ended in 25-19 for the hosting team.
But from the second set and after , we eliminated a lot the mistakes and kept on spiking, covering and almost playing volleyball as Marcus says.
We made interesting changes of players and all of us got the opportunity to play!
The rest of the sets ended as : 17-25,17-25 and 16-25