Match results 27th of November

Last Sunday was all about our Juniors. First game was a home derby Reading Aces Juniors A – Reading Aces Team B. Team A won 2-0 was a straightforward win for the team giving a chance for all the players to have court time. Set stands 25-4, 25-8. Second game vs Farnborough was a tough 2-1 loss for Reading Team A. Our team fought well against a strong and consistent Farnborough Juniors team consisting of a couple of England cadet pool players. Our players held their own but 8 service errors gave the opponents an advantage in the first set finishing 20-25. Second set was a different story when our team A reduced their service errors and started defending and communicating better resulting them winning 25-18. The team had a very good start in the third set blocking and attacking efficiently. Leading 12-9 the team were unable to come up with a good reception to stop the Farnborough team from winning in a close 12-15. Overall the team was frustrated but at the same time are all very eager to improve on and correct the mistakes that cost them the game. Aim to keep better every training and every game.

Second game for RAVC juniors Team B vs Farnborough ended up 2-0 (25-23, 25-23) in favour of a the strong Farnborough.Well done too all players and good luck in your next games 🏐πŸ’ͺ🏽.

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Match results from last Sunday, the 20th of November

We had a busy weekend playing volleyball featuring three teams.

❀️ BVA Ladies played away at Wren school. Unfortunately the ladies lost both matches 11-25, 13-25 against Oxford Falcons and 14-25 and 12-25 against Spikeopaths. MVP to Erin on both matches.

πŸ–€ Men 3 travelled to Bucks New University and unfortunately also lost 2-0 in both games although almost taking 1 set. It finished 11-25, 10-25 against Wycombe Eagles and 25-11 and 25:21 against Newbury Juniors Men.

❀️ NVL Ladies played away in London and came home with 1 loss and 1 win. They lost 3-1 against Richmond (15-25, 25-23, 25-6, 25-20) and won 3-0 against Sussex Dolphins 2 (9-25, 14-25, 26-28). Meg got MVP in both games.

Read full Match report Richmond and Match report against Sussex Dolphins 2

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NVL ladies came back with one loss and one win this weekend

What a busy day of volleyball we had on Sunday!

We played the first game against a well structured Richmond Volleyball. Our NVL ladies showed a great display of serves and hits throughout the match, but it wasn’t enough to take the victory home.

Unfortunately, we lost 3-1 πŸ˜• 1⃣ 25:15 2️⃣ 23:25 3️⃣ 6:25 4️⃣ 20:25

However, there’s lots of positives to take from the game and many things to improve too. So… looking forward to our next game against Richmond! View game highlights here .

We faced Sussex Dolphins on the second game of the triangular that took place on Sunday.

And it was a phenomenal match for us! πŸ‘Œ

Instead of licking our wounds, the NVL squad went on court with a fresh mind and ready to fight for every point. And we succeeded!

➑️ Swipe left to see highlights from the match! πŸ‘†

1⃣ 25:9 2️⃣ 25:14 3️⃣ 28:26

Massive well done to all our ladies. We saw a great serving display, much better passing and defense, and strong hits that didn’t give Dolphins a big chance (despite their clever game).

Also… Congrats to Meg for getting MVP in both games!πŸ…

Go Aces! β€οΈπŸ–€

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Match results summary of previous weekend

Congratulations to all of our teams played last weekend. A short summary below 🏐🏐🏐.

Juniors A coached by Dustin secured 2 good wins over 2 good teams,. The team played and communicated well during the first pretty straightforward match against Basingstoke. Our team used their service and overall skills advantage winning in straight sets (18:25, 16:25). The second game was different as Mavericks team has very good individual hitters and our team suddenly felt the pressure. The first set went to Mavericks 20-25 as our team was stunned and kept quiet throughout. In the second set they started to show their grit and resilience and fought back to 25-19 to even the match to 1 set all. The third set ended 9-15 and it was more a formality as our players experience and better serving got them through the tough match! Our Juniors are looking forward to tougher matches ahead.

Juniors B coached by Dave were less lucky although still managed to win one set of Basingstoke Hornets 1-2 (25-15, 19-25, 15-9). Farnborough Wolves vs RAVC finished in favour of a strong opposition 2-0 (25-4, 25:8).

Men 1 are safely through to the next round of National Shield after beating Worthing. Andrei made his debut and it was first time father and son Cutchon played together as teammates in an official match. Next meeting is against Guildford International, on 3rd December.

Mixed 1 still remains on top of Division 1, with 1 out of 2 wins beating convincingly Maidenhead in straight sets (11-25, 11-25). Unfortunately, they suffered a tough 1-2 loss to Oxford Globetrotters (28:30, 25:13, 9:15).

Newly formed Mixed 2 lost both of their away games against Newbury 25:13, 25-7 and playing much better in the second game against Spikeopaths Mixed 3 (16:25, 10:25).

Well done to all. Another busy weekend is coming up featuring three teams:

  • NVL Ladies playing away in London at 12:00 against Richmond and Sussex Dolphins 2
  • BVA Ladies away playing at Wren school starting at 14:00 against Spikoepaths and Oxford Falcons
  • Men 3 playing away at Bucks New University at 15:00 against Wycombe Eagles and Newbury Juniors Men.

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Men 1 is through to the next Shield round

Congratulations to our Men 1 team for beating Worthing in straight 0-3. Andrei made his debut and it was first time father and son Cutchon played together as teammates in an official match.

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This weekend’s fixtures

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Great performances across three teams this weekend

A full team for our BVA ladies yesterday! Unfortunately they have lost first game to an excellent Farnborough team in a close game 20-25, 22-25. They then took Newbury to a 3rd set before losing 9-25, 29-27, 10-15. Well done, it was a great effort!


The whole Reading Aces Men 1 team put a very promising performance on Sunday, taking 3 sets out of 5, and beginning to show how well they can play as a team! Reading Aces 1 – 2 Oxford Vollox (15-25, 25-23, 5-15), Reading Aces 2 – 0 Farnborough Vipers (20-25, 23-25). They proudly take another 4 points in division 1, and come away confident that we have the potential to beat any team 🏐πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“Έ Watch highlights from the Oxford match πŸ“Ž

Unfortunately newly formed Reading Aces Men 3 lost 2-0 against Basingstoke Jaguars (25-20, 25-12) and 2-0 against strong Oxford Uni Men (25-11, 25-13) however they had many good moments and only can improve from here.

Next fixtures:

13th of November: Juniors A (away at 10:00), Juniors B (home at 12:00), Mixed 1 (home at 4 pm), Mixed 2 (away at 3 pm),

20th of November: BVA Ladies (away), Men 3 and also NVL ladies (away)

  • 4th of December: Men 1 (home at 12:00), followed by a home derby Men 2 and Men 3 (at 3 pm)
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Busy weekend featuring three teams

Another busy weekend for Reading Aces, with 3 teams in action!

🏐 Men’s 1st team @ Farnborough 11:30am

  • vs Oxford Vollox
  • vs Farnborough Vipers

🏐 Men’s 3rd team @ Oxford Uni 10:30am

  • vs Basingstoke Jaguars
  • vs Oxford Uni

🏐 BVA Ladies team @ Home 4pm

  • vs Farnborough Phoenix
  • vs Newbury

Good luck to all our teams tomorrow! πŸ™Œ

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Mixed 1 team is top of the leaderboard

Congratulations to our Mixed 1st Team for another win this weekend!

After a tough loss against Basingstoke Tigers, our team picked themselves back up magnificently to take a well-deserved 2-1 win over Farnborough Panthers! This leaves us top of Division 1 – with 3 wins out of 4 πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ

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