The Ploki E-juniors played in Jyväskylä on Sunday, November 5th. Here is how the team’s games went:
First match: Jyle/White Jyle took a clear lead early in the first match, leading by over 10 points. However, we managed to narrow the opponent’s lead, but it wasn’t quite enough. There was some tension among the girls, but a strong finish in the second set ignited their spirits. Nevertheless, Jyle won this set as well. Jyle won the match 2-0 (25-17, 25-21).
In the second match, the team’s attitude was that they had beaten Leppä before, so they could do it again. The players showed great determination and supported each other well. The game went to Ploki 2-0 (25-16, 25-14).
The third game started with a bit of tension as Jyle’s second team, Jyle/Blue, was the opponent. The enthusiasm was high on the bench, and we won the first set with strong serves and long rallies. In the second set, Jyle scored easy points due to Ploki’s serving errors. There was a slight dip in motivation going into the third set. Jyle was in the lead, but Ploki managed to narrow the gap and reignite their enthusiasm. However, with the set ending at just 15 points, the limit was reached too quickly. Jyle won 2-1 (20-25, 25-21, 15-9).
The girls played excellent and solid games. Even the opposing team’s coaches highlighted the performance of players like Emmi, Iida, and Henna.
There has been significant development throughout the entire team, and the team spirit is excellent. The players encouraged each other strongly and celebrated a lot. Some players also had the opportunity to take on the role of captain!
We had a great time, and we are looking forward to future games with a positive outlook!