Ndejje upset ARSU in a thrilling 5 set encounter
Ndejje won the crucial match

Ndejje won the crucial match

13 April 2017

Monastir, Tunisia, April 13, 2017 – Ndejje University from Uganda came from behind twice to beat ARSU of Seychelles 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10) in the play off for position 9-16 in the 2017 women’s African club championship in Monastir, Tunisia on Thursday.

 

 Ndejje qualified to play for 9 to 12 position, while ARSU compete for 13 to 16.

 

Ndejje got off to a patchy start with a number of errors against an ARSU team that was probing for gaps. ARSU led 8-4 before the game began heating up. Rambony Mellisa nailed a great spike for ARSU. There was a fantastic dive and save from Ndejje’s Libero but Mellisa put it away down the line again.

 

Another Ndejje spike didn’t prevent ARSU from leading 16-12 at the next technical timeout. Good defensive pickups from ARSU and unforced errors from Ndejje gave ARSU a comfortable win 25-20.

 

The ARSU team looked a little lost in the next set as Ndejje rocketed to an 8-3 lead. Powerful spiking from Amito Sharon and Mwamula Moreen of Ndejje helped them extend the lead to 12-10. A hit off the block gave Ndejje the final point to take the set 25-21.

 

ARSU fought back. One of the best points of the match occurred when big spiking was defended and the Ndejje won off a swipe out. Good serving from ARSU helped them extend their lead. Amito’s aced and then a spectacular final rally capped the set off for ARSU 25-21.

 

Ndejje look dangerous again in the 4th set and level the game 2-2 after winning the set 25-21. A ground breaking final set for the decided was merited as Ndejje cap off a great night by winning 15-10 and the game at 3-2