Deacons, Chargers unbeaten
Both knockout champions Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons and Chargers men continued their unbeaten trek towards double-crown honours when the Goddard Enterprises Limited division one volleyball league action continued at the Wildey Gym on Monday night.
On a night of one-sided battles, Deacons dismissed Toners 25-18, 25-11, 25-16, while defending league queens Warrens Jaguars also enjoyed an easy win over the struggling RBC Carlton 25-8, 25-16, 25-12.
Deacons, whose lone loss for 2013 was in the preliminaries of the knockouts, have moved to a maximum 40 points from an 8-0 record. Losing knockout finalists Brydens Rockets, who did not play on Monday night, are 6-1 with 32 points.
The Rockets will play Warrens in a key game at 8 p.m. after Club United meet the Toners at 6:30 p.m. Rockets need to win to keep on Deacons’ heels while a loss for either team would kill any hopes of capturing the crown.
Chargers men hardly extended themselves on Monday night by beating the Juniors 25-22, 25-16, 25-15. However, the match of the night saw Cawmere scrambling a bare six with seconds to spare to them dismantle Foundation United 25-22, 25-15, 25-15.
Big left-hander Shawn Simpson rushed from finishing off an opponent in a squash match at the Marine Court to hammer the Foundation team.
However, former Cawmere setter Ramon Blades showed why he had switched to Foundation as he began to display his spiking prowess.
But, Chris Browne, who would have spent many seasons on Cawmere’s bench while Blades was with the Waterford boys, would have none of that as he then neutralized Blades with some crushing blocks.
Browne, Raffael Lovell and Simpson showed no partiality in destroying any offence Foundation tried to create.
Former Barbados middle Rene Archer sported a Foundation band but wearing Cawmere’s jersey he even tried to show that his ground defence could match his spiking and blocking abilities.
While Cawmere are eyeing the chance to pip Progressive for the third spot, Foundation have already signed off on the lease for the cellar.
Tonight Coverley Medical Centre Deacons play the Juniors at 6:30 while Cawmere will challenge Chargers at 8.