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York beat champions Barnsley in Volleyball Premier League
10:04am Saturday 20th October 2012 in Sport
YORK toppled reigning champions Barnsley 3-2 in the Women’s Yorkshire Volleyball Premier League at York College.
York won a pulsating first set 25-19, thanks to a run of six serves from Spanish player Cristina Galvez.
Barnsley bounced back in the second set and forced York to call a time-out when 8-2 down, but York hit back to lead 14-11 en route to a 25-20 win.
The visitors took the next two sets 25-11 and 25-18 to force a fifth-set tie break.
York led 8-6 and then reached match point at 14-11, but Barnsley hit back to level at 14-14 to set up a nail-biting finish.
However, after a time-out, York managed to seal a 16-14 success.
York will host North Riding Eagles on Monday.
Meanwhile, York’s men’s premier team take on Garforth tomorrow.
York Volleyball Club are always on the lookout for players.
For further information, visit the website www.yorkvolleyball.org.uk or phone coach Mike Turner on 07712 180463.