Volleyball: Livingston Lizards win five-set thriller

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Newcomers Livingston Lizards held their nerve to record their first-ever victory in the men’s Scottish Volleyball Cup.

Livi survived a five-set match at former finalists Bellshill Cardinals to win 17-25, 25-20, 26-24, 9-25, 15-6. It showed strength of character after losing a five-set battle against Glasgow Mets II last month, defeated 13-15 in the final set.

Edinburgh University had a 25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23 win at Beacon Flame but NUVOC II lost a thriller with Stirling University. The Edinburgh side fought back from 2-1 down to take the match to the tie-break set which they lost 22-25, 25-11, 18-25, 25-15, 17-19.

In the women’s cup, NUVOC II lost 11-25, 19-25, 16-25 at home to Dundee.