20.10.2019 13:00
Coomera Indoor Sport Centre
22 - 25
25 - 23
25 - 10
20 - 25
15 - 10

Match Information

Coach Quote (Home Team)
Qld Pirates coach Kylie Marshall said: The team really battled today and every player made a positive difference in the game. Canberra stepped up the game and put us under a lot of pressure, particularly Jenny Tait, but our team once again battle together and got the job when it counted.
Coach Quote (Away Team)
Canberra Heat coach Sue Jenkins said: A really hard fought game by both sides producing some amazing rallies. Pirates attack was relentless today and proved the difference in the tight situations. We look forward to taking up the challenge again in a couple of weeks time. It should be another great game!

Match Report 2019 Women’s AVL Super League Match 2 Qld Pirates v UTSSU Following on from the previous evening’s 2hr, 5-set epic the Pirates and UTSSU players would be forgiven for being a little sluggish in Sunday’s return fixture. However, what evolved was anything but. Set 1 and 2 were extremely close affairs, with the visitors taking the first, and the Pirates the second. However, in what was a pivotal moment in second set, Pirates coach Kylie turned to her bench for extra energy and fire power. On came Annelies Jones and Anuprita Ghalsasi. Fresh from winning gold medals at the Australian Junior Championships just two weeks prior both made instant impacts. Ghalsasi giving her hitters a steady supply of opportunities, and Jones adding plenty of hitting power from both the front and back court. The Pirates brought the winning momentum from set two into set 3, which in contrast to the rest of the match, was a one-sided affair. The young Pirates, five of the six players on court still in their teens, blew their more experience opposition off the court, taking the set 25-10. UTSSU regrouped in the fouth set, going point-for-point with the young Pirates before finally taking the set 25-20. In the fifth set, with the match on the line, the Pirates played their last trump cards, bringing captain Jess Ryder, and then starting setter Kylie White, back on and took the set comfortably 15-10. Young gun Jasmine Flemming topped the points scoring for the Pirates with 12 points (8 kills, 3 aces, 1 block). Finals score: Qld Pirates defeated UTSSU 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-10, 20-25, 15-10). Match time: 2hr 12min