Foundation, Deacons in final
RBTT Deacons men and Sentry Insurance Brokers Deacons women will be appearing in Saturday’s volleyball finals of the Cooperators General Insurance Knockout Competition.
However, perennial men’s finalists Chargers will not join their women in the finals after they were stunned by Foundation United on Tuesday night at Carlton.
In a personal battle to avenge Chargers’ using their Foundation Club’s roster as a shopping list for recruits over the past four years, youngsters Justin Bennett and Jabarry Goodridge led an impressive assault to eliminate Chargers, 25-16, 25-27, 26-24, 25-9.
The play of setter Michael Knight, Matthew Marshall, Simba Alleyne and Nate Williams had threatened to humiliate a team boasting former national players Michael Brathwaite and Gregory Burke. However, some unforced errors by Foundation and the irrepressible Terry Mason coming off the bench for Chargers delayed the eventual surrender.
Earlier, the Chargers women fought from a set down to stop a plucky O-Aces, 14-26, 25-21, 25-16, 28-26, with strong play from setter Faith Trotman who was in Foundation colours last season.
At Lodge Hill, Deacons experienced no such turbulence as their women cruised to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-20 victory over LIME, with pint-sized Sherry Yearwood displaying her spiking prowess.
The Deacons men dropped a set before putting out their old enemy Progressive 28-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22. (KB)