Thursday, April 25, 2024

Chargers and Deacons on course


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Defending champions Chargers men and Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons women remained on course to retain their Goddard Enterprises Limited Division One Volleyball League titles when the action continued at the Wildey Gymnasium on Sunday night.

Deacons came from a set down to hand Pan American International Insurance Warrens their first loss, 16-25, 28-26, 28-26, 25-16. That victory saw Deacons ending round one with a maximum 25 points from a 5-0 record.

Former national captain Anthazia Yearwood, Talya Layne and Jeneice Clarke had looked likely to spoil Deacons’ parade in their spanking new uniforms. However, the counter from Julia Lewis and Fabia Greaves, coupled with Warrens’ inconsistency and their self-destruction, saw them handing over good leads in the second and third sets to lose their first game of the league to drop to 3-1 with 16 points.  

Toners scored an upset to win their first game by defeating Brydens Rockets 18-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-22, 15-10. The Rockets shockingly played their youngsters with a geared up Shari Matthews sitting on the bench for the entire match.

The Rockets are 2-2 with 12 points while the Toners have eight points from one victory in four games.

Chargers men took over the table with 20 points from four victories after moving by Gourmet Xpress Progressive 14-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-17. Progressive dipped to 16 points with a 3-1 record.

Jamaican Mark Lewis, Damien Danzell, Romel Agard and Nicholas Mathias proved too spicy for Progressive, who in spite of a great fight from Akeem Payne and Renier Grace, were undone by the inconsistency of setter Kemar Hinds and big gun Fabian Cox.

The Juniors also came from a set down to win in four by beating Foundation United 24-26, 30-28, 25-22, 25-23. Ahkeem Mayers enjoyed a tremendous game to help the Juniors end round one with 12 points from two wins while Foundation remain in the cellar with one point from four losses.


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