Evening Telegraph (First Edition)



Aberdeen were the visitors to Craigie High School last Saturday in the penultimat­e round of Premier Division fixtures. The men took on Vortex first and found the going tough in the opening set. Another ankle injury, this time to Bartosz Zywert, stretched Dundee’s resources and Pim Wallenburg had to switch to an unfamiliar role.

The first four sets were shared, setting up a deciding fifth.

Vortex took a 5/1 lead in the final set. Tony Gadzhev won the service back with a smart hit from the right side of the court. Captain Lewis Goor then went to the service line at 2/5. By the time he served out the back of the court, the score was 13/5 with a run of 11 points.

Scores from all their hitters, a block from Oz Dowie and a service ace from Goor gave the Dundee side an unassailab­le lead. Incredibly, a service error from the visitors gave Dundee the set 15/7, and the game 3/2. This win may still not be enough to maintain topflight status for the Dundee side.

Dundee Ladies then took on Aberdeen in their Premier Division game and found the side from the Granite City too strong, going down 3/0.

Tomorrow sees the final fixtures in the regular league season with the ladies travelling to Lenzie to take on Glasgow Internatio­nal. The slim chance of a win could offer some hope of a relegation play-off place. A family battle is forecast as Dundee’s Hannah Lawrie takes on GI’s Emma Lawrie for “bragging rights”. The men travel to take on Edinburgh University with a win needed to guarantee Premier survival.

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