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Essex University win national volleyball title

PUBLISHED: 10:55 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:55 07 February 2017

The Essex University volleyball teams who won gold and silver at the national student championshipsContr

The Essex University volleyball teams who won gold and silver at the national student championshipsContr

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The University of Essex men’s volleyball team have been crowned national student volleyball champions.

The university’s men’s and women’s teams progressed through the group stage at the University of East Anglia on Saturday without dropping a set, and then both reached the national final the following day.

The women won silver after losing 2-0 to last year’s runners-up Newcastle University, but the men won a thrilling final 2-1 against Bournemouth University, who have won the cup for the last three years.

Delighted Essex volleyball performance coach Alex Porter said: “I’m very proud of the athletes at the University of Essex and pleased to see all their hard work pay off. We set out in September with the goal of winning the double and they have pushed themselves to the limits to make this happen.”

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