Frustration as women lose to Jets in cup

Frustration as women lose to Jets in cup

At home in Craigie High School, the ladies’ team were hosting Premier Division side Jets in their round 2 game. The home side started well and opened up a 9/6 lead with scores from Laura Ward and Natalia Stopowska. Nicola McKenzie added more points increasing the score to 20/7 and Hannah Lawrie scored 3 service aces which allowed Dundee to take the set 25/20.

The set loss provoked a reaction from Jets as they scored quickly to lead 16/11. A series of 4, then 3 errors and hits from McKenzie and Stopowska in counterattack gave Dundee an encouraging 19/17 lead. The game turned on its head when a rotation fault was called by the referee. This upset the home side and they let the set slip away with a run of service points and 2 hitting errors to lose 20/25. The next two sets were scrappy with Jets powering over heavy serves and Dundee countering with brave defence and smart hitting. The hard-hitting visitors won the next two sets but gave up 21 points with service and hitting errors. Their power and experience saw them into the next round, winning 25/18, 25/18.