Preview: UEL Volleyball Prepare To Face Cambridge

After a successful double-header for UEL Men and Women away from home against the prestigious Cambridge, they look to bring the same success to SportsDock on Wednesday as Lane Dias previews…

The University of East London’s men’s volleyball team are confident of a win expecting victory against Cambridge University in the BUCS Premier South division on Wednesday, according to UEL Captain Gary Slade.

UEL have climbed into third in the table after their 3-0 victory against the University of Exeter last Wednesday and after a confident 3-0 against Cambridge in their opening match of the season.

However, despite being optimistic, Captain Slade was wary, suggesting that the side are hoping to eradicate their errors from their previous match against the University of Exeter in order to stand a better chance against Cambridge.

“I hope that we learn from our mistakes, which were basically our serves. The first set [against Exeter] was very rough when it came to our serves and then just controlling our services, if we control those two things, essentially, we can become one of the top teams. But I think we should beat them.

Revenge On The Cards?

Cambridge are bottom of the Premier South division and are still without a win; losing their last three consecutive matches. They come into the match with the worst set-difference in the league but will be looking to get their revenge on UEL home soil.

In their last match they were overturned 3-0 by the fourth-placed University College London’s men’s volleyball team at the Somers Town Community Sports Centre and will undoubtedly be determined to bring their losing-streak to an end.

On the other hand, when asked whether UEL would do the double over their Cambridge opponents, UEL’s Kamil Nowak, who came off the bench to seal victory against Exeter, responded with glowing confidence and hinted that he may even start the match.

“Yeah definitely 100% [that UEL will win the match]. We’ll see how it’s going to be, hopefully maybe I do [start the match],” Nowak said.

UEL men and women face the University of Cambridge on Wednesday the 16th November at the Sports Dock at 1:30pm and 4pm respectively. Live streaming will be available through the UELSports Facebook page.