Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Deacons, Warrens move to top

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Deacons men and PanAmerican International Insurance Warrens women moved to the top of the Goddard Enterprises Limited division one volleyball league by notching up two records on Monday night at the Wildey Gym.

Deacons dismissed an under-strength Juniors, 25-18, 25-14, 25-10. While Deacons moved to a maximum ten points, the Juniors have just one point after two matches.

Warrens surprisingly needed five sets to limp by Toners 25-27, 25-7, 25-15, 22-25, 15-12. Warrens have a maximum ten points from two games while the Toners are second from last with two points from two losses.

While Deacons and Warrens have been striving to get and keep the top spot so far for the 2014 season, Foundation United men and Carlton women have been very creative in losing points and matches.

After two matches Carlton continue to defend the cellar spot by committing numerous silly errors with them going down to Club United on Monday night, 18-25, 18-25, 25-22, 29-31. Club have moved into the second spot with six points from two matches.

A superlative effort of setting and ground defence by Raquel Raizman inspired Club’s attackers, Nicole Puckerin, Mya Evelyn and Lisa Clarke to deny Carlton after losing the first set. 

However, Carlton’s inconsistency once again caused them to lose leads, points and sets due to passing, spiking, and serving errors.

Similarly, Foundation United combined poor serving with weak blocking and puzzling strategies to give Cawmere their first win in the league, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.

After Cawmere’s former setter Ramon Blades gave Foundation the first set with some blistering spikes at the opposite spot, coach Fernando Skeete switched Blades to the outside position.

Cawmere fought back through the defensive and attacking play from veteran Cedric Proverbs and a late entrance from Rene Archer, who thundered the ball into Foundation’s court.

Down two sets, coach Skeete finally introduced Darien Seale in the fourth set while surprisingly putting Blades on the bench. Seale proved to be a good offensive weapon but with Archer and Proverbs in full flow, Foundation brought back Blades too late to halt another volleyball surrender.

The competition continues tonight with Club playing Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons at six and Carlton taking on Brydens Rockets at eight in the women’s matches.  The Juniors play Cawmere at 6:30 and Gourmet Xpress Progressive clash with Deacons’ men at eight. (KB)

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