Exciting match lost at last point
4 feb 2016
KFUM Herrar B - Habo WK B 2-3 (17-25, 25-21, 25-17, 18-25, 14-16)
After losing 6 matches in a row, a motivated KFUM Herrar B hosted Habo WK B (placed 2nd in the division) in idrottshögskolan with ten players and our coach Joakim Eneland.
In the first set, KFUM starts with Henrik (setter), Bobby (opposite), Jesper (center), Alfred (center), Daniel (outside hitter), David (outside hitter), Konrad (libero). Habo starts the match better than KFUM and lead 11-15, forcing Joakim to take our first time-out. While leading the set with 13-19 and 14-20, Habo introduces two new players. At 14-21, Joakim introduce a double substitution for KFUM to improve blocking and attacking: Ahmet comes in as setter and Georgi replaces Bobby for the rest of the set. Unfortunately, a better playing Habo wins the set 25-17.
We start the second set with same line up as in the end of the first set, Ahmet as setter and Georgi as opposite. Habo keeps the lead in the first half of the set and opens the gap more with Åkerstedt’s serve series, forcing KFUM to the first time-out at 9-13. KFUM reduces the number of errors and in Daniel’s serve series, makes the score 20-19 for KFUM and Habo takes their first time-out. KFUM keeps the level high and with Ahmet’s serve series, close the set with 25-21.
KFUM starts the third set with the same line up. With the momentum caught in the end of the 2nd set, KFUM leads the set 16-8 and Habo takes their first time.out. Habo makes two substitutions to break the momentum, however Ahmet’s 7 point serve series bring the score to 18-8. At 19-10, Joakim introduces Zia replacing David for the rest of the set. KFUM wins the set with 25-17.
KFUM keeps the same line-up, hoping to close the match. Unfortunately Habo plays a much better 4th set, forcing KFUM to take two time-outs at 6-10 and 12-16. Once again, Åkerstedt’s 9 point serve series makes the score 12-20 for Habo’s favor. Joakim introduces Zia to improve receiving and the Bobby to improve serves to close the gap in the set but a determined Habo wins the set with 18-25.
The same line-up starts the tie-break set for KFUM, only Bobby replacing Georgi as opposite. Habo plays much better in the first half of the miniset and makes it to 3-7 and 5-10 lead, forcing KFUM to take the first time-out and Georgi replacing Bobby as opposite. After the second time-out taken by Joakim at 8-12, we wake up and with the support of single blocks and aces, we bring the score to 10-12, forcing Habo to take a time-out. We put a great fight on the court and make the score 14-14. Unfortunately, a setting error followed by an attacking error from our side give the victory to Habo with 14-16.
The match was really exciting, including a lot of comebacks, long rallies, great defenses, excellent center attacks and controversial decisions. After a long time, this was the first time that these six players played together. Besides, it was the first match of Jesper with KFUM. A big applaud to our centers Jesper and Alfred for having a very productive and solid game. Considering the lessons learned from this match, we will work on the set quality to zone 4 and zone 2 and receiving. We would like to thank to the referees and Habo WK B for a high level game that we enjoyed a lot until the very lost point.
Our next game will be against IK Ymer in Idrottshögskolan, at 27 February, 17:00.