Orlando Valkyries Slow Down Vegas's Momentum Containing Them in a 3-1 Win for Their First Franchise Victory
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Valkyries recorded its first win in franchise history against the Vegas Thrill on Saturday night. Full statistics for the game can be found here.
The Valkyries opened the match with the first point with a kill by Shainah Joseph. They went on to control the first half of the set with a 7-point lead at 14-7. Thrill managed to pull ahead tying it at 17-17 and continued to go on a 3-point run. At 23-23, the teams were tied for the third time in the set. After a battle at the net, Kaz Brown would go on to score the final point of the set, securing the set point for the Valkyries.
The Valkyries started with the first point of the set for the second time of the night. Orlando would go on to dominate the rest of the set with the biggest lead (25-10) of the match. Leading the charge were Valkyries Wilma Rivera and Kaz Brown, tallying six and five points in the set.
The Vegas Thrill would start the third set with a 3-point run. They would continue to take the lead until a service error by Thrill tied it at 13-13. Adora Anae would go on to score an ace, giving the Valkyries the first lead of the set (14-13). The two teams would go on to trade points until an attack by Saskia Hippe gave Thrill their first set of the night.
The fourth set served as the toughest set in the match. The Thrill and Valkyries continued to trade points back and forth up until the last two points. Jill Gillen would go on to close the set and give the Valkyries their first franchise win, putting their record at 1-1.
Players of the Match
Adora Anae led both teams with 18 total points (13 kills, two blocks, and three aces) in the contest. Kaz Brown followed behind her with 15 total points with the combination of 10 kills, and five blocks.
The Valkyries are back in action in an away match on Monday, February 12, against the Atlanta Vibe at 7 p.m. For more information on how to get tickets for all matches, contact the Orlando Valkyries sales department at (321) 244-4600 Ext. 113, via email at Tickets@OrlandoValkyries.com, or click on OrlandoValkyries.com. Fans can also visit the Addition Financial Arena box office, or the Ticketmaster website.
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