City of Edinburgh's men and women win all their cup ties

City of Edinburgh made a positive start to the new volleyball season, winning all of their matches in the John Syer Grand Prix.

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 7:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th September 2018, 7:21 pm

In the men’s first round of matches at Chryston High in Glasgow, City beat newly-promoted Forza Ragazzi 25-10, 25-19 and also South Ayrshire 25-17, 23-25, 15-10.

It was a similar story in the women’s competition as new-look City of Edinburgh won both of their opening matches.

Coach Danny Traylor has lost some of his more experienced players but the young hands warmed to the task with a comfortable win over Caledonia West (25-15, 25-10) and came through a difficult tie with Volleyball Aberdeen 25-22, 25-21.

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In the first round of the men’s Scottish Cup, Edinburgh Jets lost to St Andrews University side 18-25, 23-25, 24-26 but Edinburgh University came through 25-22, 25-15, 25-22 against Dundee.

Edinburgh’s NUVOC lost a five-set match at Dundee University in the women’s cup after coming back from two sets down. The students eventually came through 25-13, 25-21, 10-25, 19-25, 15-1