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Chargers not in charge

Kenmore Bynoe

Chargers not in charge

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Chargers men and Freekz Customz Chargers women virtually waved goodbye to their Goddard Enterprises Division One volleyball titles after suffering their second league losses when action continued at the Wildey Gym Sunday night.
Last season, Chargers joined giants Deacons in earning quadruple titles. However, the 2012 season has already seen Chargers losing the women’s knockout crown to Brydens Rockets and the men bowing to the resurgent Deacons.
The latest defeat for Chargers came against the unpredictable Cawmere 25-22, 13-25, 25-19, 25-23. Cawmere had previously defeated Progressive in four sets and the smoking left hand of Shawn Simpson inspired the likes of Wendell Beckles, Raffael Lovell, Eadium Cobham and Gavin Brewster to wreak havoc against Chargers.
However, Chargers women collapsed to the bottom tier against Toners, suffering great indignity in the deciding set to lose the match 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 18-25, 15-3.
Without the injured Dania Hamilton and Sharon Bovell, Chargers were desperate to avoid a straight sets thrashing against former queens Toners who have spent the past eight years struggling to keep up with the Big Four.
Former national captain Janelle Chase-Mayers, veteran Shirley Hoyte and Jewel Hoyte were consistent for Toners to embarrass the defending queens.
Both Brydens Rockets and Sandy Crest Medical Centre Deacons continued their flight towards double crown glory. Deacons crushed Foundation 25-7, 25-20, 25-16, while the Rockets disconnected TeleBarbados Sentry Insurance Brokers Deacons women 25-22, 26-24, 25-23.
Without six-footer Anicia Wood the Rockets played remarkably well to hand the disappointing Deacons a straight sets crushing with Shari Matthews hitting the ball with brutal force. Deacons rallied from 8-18 to 20-18 and 24-21 in the second set with Matthews marooned in the back court and the Rockets struggling for a side out.
A horrible service error by Julia Lewis at set point allowed Matthews to step into the front court to continue her destruction of the Deacons net and court defence with ripping missiles. Deacons also failed to hold off the Rockets in the third set.
In the other matches, Progressive beat the Juniors 25-20, 25-16, 26-24, 25-21 and Warrens women brushed aside the winless Plus Club United 25-17, 25-21, 25-21.