Athlone IT “Dig” out success at SSI Women’s Volleyball finals.

Athlone IT player in action during 2017 Women's Volleyball Final
Athlone IT player in action during 2017 Women’s Volleyball Final

Athlone IT Women’s Volleyball team were crowned champions of the Student Sport Ireland Volleyball League with a fantastic team display to defeat Trinity College Dublin in the final in Maynooth University on Wednesday afternoon last.

In what was a very close final both sides played some brilliant volleyball with the University from the capital Trinity taking the first set on a 25-20 score line. The Midlander’s Athlone IT would come back strong and take the second set 25-15 and in the third set they continued to hit more winners and powered to a 15-8 win in the deciding set.

Athlone IT breezed through the opening game of their semi-final against the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland on a 25-12 score, however the Surgeons really upped their game in the second set and were unlucky not to take the second set, with Athlone IT just getting over the line on a 26-24 score.

Trinity College Dublin came through a three-set semi-final win over hosts Maynooth University. Trinity took the opening set 25-16, but Maynooth piled on the pressure in the second set and were victorious on a 25-11 score line. This set up a cracking tie break and Trinity found a killer serve at the right time and advanced by a slim 15-10 margin.

Winners Athlone IT – Aoife Fitzsimons, Francesca Ferraris, Giada Dalmasso, Giulia Trivellin, Juliana Rolf, Martina Lorenzin, Megan Kellett, Elijah Abool, Mariel Salazar.

Runners Up Trinity College Dublin – Ellie Campbell, Heyley Chan, Llaria Meazzini, Anastasia Safonova, Katie Ward, Iohanna Masing, Fenna Von Hirschheydt, Grace Brophy, Nadine Souto, Jenny Ga, Luiza Maddabzzo, Alessa, Dunja Milosevic.

Smiles all round for SSI Women's Volleyball Champions 2017 - Athlone IT
Smiles all round for SSI Women’s Volleyball Champions 2017 – Athlone IT