In charge!Chargers celebrating the capture of their fourth men’s Division 1 League title. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
By Kenmore Bynoe | Wed, November 07, 2012 - 12:03 AM
Chargers are still the kings of Goddard Enterprises Division 1 volleyball.
The 2007, 2009 and 2011 champions picked up the easiest title points at the Wildey Gym Monday night when they dismissed Progressive 25-21, 25-20, 25-22 to finish the season with a 9-1 record and 46 points.
Chargers needed just one set to extinguish the title hopes of Cawmere.
On the other hand, former giants Progressive, minus Fabian Cox and Renier Grace, and with Akeem Payne on the bench coaching, did not appear to take the game seriously enough.
However, the youngsters who took to the court did put some pressure on Chargers.
Cawmere meet Sandy Crest Medical Centre Deacons in their final game tonight to determine the second placed team.
Cawmere have a 7-2 record with 37 points, while knockout kings Deacons are 6-3 with 35 points.
The women’s title was put on hold after Warrens came from the death to maintain their challenge on Brydens Rockets.
Warrens stopped unpredictable TeleBarbados Sentry Insurance Brokers Deacons 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-13, thanks to a monster game from six-footer Rheann Niles.
The attack of Deacons’ six-footers Julia Lewis and Fabia Greaves had looked like ending the see-saw race between the Rockets and Warrens. However, Niles hit the ball with tremendous power and executed some demoralizing blocks on Greaves to put her team back in contention.
Deacons rushed to an 8-5 lead in the decider before Warrens powered back to move ahead 9-8.
The scores were locked up at 13-13 before former body fitness queen, Shakira Doughlin spoiled a debut night for Deacons’ brand new fluorescent green uniforms.
After committing successive spiking errors, Doughlin served into the net at 13-13 and then was beaten by Niles’ serves at game and match point.
Earlier, Shari Matthews and Rockets had defeated Plus Club United 25-14, 25-15, 23-25, 15-13, and were waiting to celebrate their first double crown title.
However, Rockets must now win their final game tonight, which is against Chargers, to formalize their championship.
On Monday night, Chargers stopped Carlton 25-15, 25-27, 25-18, 25-22.
Tonight, Warrens will play the Toners, who had created the intrigue by being the only team to stop the Rockets, which they did twice, in 2012.
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