City of EDINBURGH moved a step closer to another volleyball final in the men’s John Syer Trophy as they beat Dundee in straight sets 25-21 25-16 25-9.
It leaves their injury-hit team top of their pool and on course for a final showdown with Kilmarnock Blaze, who are unbeaten in the other pool. Despite letting a 12-5 lead evaporate in the first set, Edinburgh were never seriously troubled, but Dundee made too many service errors to mount a serious challenge.
Edinburgh Jets lost 17-25 17-25 25-18 23-25 at Glasgow Mets in the other section and Mets now face a winner-takes-all clash with Kilmarnock.
In the women’s competition, holders Edinburgh Jets lost a tight four-set match at home to North Lanarkshire 21-25 25-23 20-25 18-25, with Scotland international Jill Runciman playing for two sets through the middle and two as setter. NUVOC lost 20-25 23-25 20-25 at Su Ragazzi.
Non-league Edinburgh University claimed another league scalp in the Scottish Cup as they saw off Glasgow International 25-18 25-18 27-25.