Browne blasts Foundation
Foundation United were the victims of an unrelenting attack by Cawmere’s Chris Browne when the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division One Volleyball League continued Monday night at the Wildey Gym.
Browne, a highly underrated player, led Cawmere to their first victory of the season 13-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-23, 15-5 over Foundation United, similar to the five-set result in the recent Senior Knockout.
Cawmere unleashed Shawn Simpson with his lethal thunderbolts which caused even the spectators to cringe as they slammed into the court, but Foundation still managed to gain the upper hand and led two sets to one.
Junior player Darien Seales, Dave Seale, Jamar Ward and Matthew Marshall put Cawmere under tremendous pressure with former junior captain Raffael Lovell holding some stiff blocks. However, while Foundation placed the needed emphasis on Simpson, the overlooked Browne turned every attack into a golden point.
Puzzling substitutions and time outs by Foundation’s coach, Troy Ferdinand, once again bemused the spectators and gave Cawmere, with a game roster of just seven players, valuable breathers to get to five sets and then stomp their opponents who are now the sole owners of cellar position.
Cawmere, with a 1-2 record and seven points, have been promoted from the cellar leaving Foundation on four points and a 0-4 record.
The recently crowned knockout kings and league champs, Chargers, easily stopped an out-of-sorts Juniors 25-20, 25-16, 25-16 to move to the top of the table with 15 points from a 3-0 record.
Chargers were understaffed but only Andriy Stapleton played with any consistency for the Juniors who now have ten points from a 2-2 record.
League queens Warrens stopped RBC Carlton 25-9, 25-14, 25-16 to move to 15 points from three unbeaten matches.
However, knockout champions Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons lead the table with 20 points from a 4-0 record after trouncing Toners 25-11, 25-23, 25-11.
The Toners have six points from five games, while Carlton have just two points from their five losses.