Young Cale West Side have No Answer to Stopowska

The next game was Dundee against hosts, Caledonia West ll. The young home side showed their inexperience as the visitors raced to a 12/5 lead, with Lana Edgar gaining 6 points from a scoring hit and 5 serve ‘Aces’.  Scores from Natalia Stopwoska and serves from Lucy Wishart gave Dundee the opening set 25/17.  The same start was repeated in set 2 with Dundee taking a 15/9 lead.  Fate conspired against the Dundee girls as Cale West scored 2 points in succession with serves that hit the net and dropped over and onto the floor!  This disturbed Dundee’s rhythm and added frustration, giving the home side a boost and allowing them to sneak into the lead at 21/20, with Dundee still giving away points in errors.  Clair Pollock and Lana Edgar both scored to give Dundee set point at 24/23 but Cale levelled with a hitting error.  Lucy Wishart scored to give Dundee a second set point but Cale responded with 2 off-speed attacks for them to have set point. Eventually, it took a run of 3 points from Natalia Stopowska to secure the set for Dundee, winning 31/29!

The Dundee side were tiring and finding it difficult to hit with power or accuracy and allowed the young Cale side to stay close on the scoreboard.  A flurry of points from Wishart, Stopowska and 3 scores from Lana Edgar gave Dundee the set 25/20 and a 3/0 win.