The volleyball players from IBB Polonia London, once again proved that they can win away from home. On Saturday (12th November 2016) they played Cardiff Celts Volleyball Club and beat them 1:3 (28:30, 27:25, 12:25, 21:25). This means that they will play in the quarter finals.
– We made another step towards the defence of our title. It wasn’t the easiest of games. The Welsh team had excellent outside hitters, who scored many points. The spectators really gave them even more encouragement to hit harder. The first two sets were very even, but the next two were significantly easier. In Cup games, there is no margin for errors. Thanks to a total commitment, we managed to win in four sets, despite everything the opposition threw at us. – commented Coach Piotr Graban.
The game in Cardiff drew in many supporters. There were fans cheering for both teams. The organisers of the match made sure it was a spectacle for everyone and the atmosphere was excellent.
– Yesterday’s game was unbelievable. The numerous fans were delighted with everything they witnessed. The lead the home team got in the first set and then the subsequent three sets was what makes volleyball so exciting. We had more to offer, but in the end, we are pleased with the result. It’s the next step in one of our aims, the defence of the title. – said the setter for IBB Polonia London: Bartek Kisielewicz.
For the next round of the KO Cup, IBB Polonia London return to their home venue. The next league match will be on the 20th November 2016 at 3pm. We welcome London Lynx to Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre. Tickets are available for free online: polonia.eventbrite.co.uk
– We are aiming for our game to become more certain from game to game. We are constantly trying new things and moves and we aim to use them in match situations the weekend. – added coach Graban
In addition at the start of December is a very important event. We play the first match in the CEV Challenge Cup. It will be the away leg.
– We are building form for the CEV Challenge Cup. Our entry in such a prestigious event is for the players, coaches, backroom staff and also for the whole of Great Britain, is a step nearer world volleyball. – ended Graban.
The home game for the team from London is planned for 18th December 2016. The European games will be moved to sports hall ‘Hala Energia’ in Belchatow, the home of PGE Skra, top volleyball team from Poland.
Pic. Monika Jakubowska