Chargers are back with a bang
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Chargers answered the concerns as to whether they would take part in the 2014 Goddard Enterprises Limited volleyball league season with a “business as usual” win over Cawmere at the Wildey Gym on Sunday night.
Chargers had opted out of the knockout competition which is currently on hold and only an 11th hour decision saw the 2013 double crown champions entering a team for the league which opened on Sunday.
However, after a slow start, the Chargers men continued from their stellar 2013 season by dismissing Cawmere 27-25, 25-15, 25-17. Minus a vacationing Caribbean Best Opposite Spiker in Shawn Simpson, Cawmere still looked challenging in the first set.
But, after setter and Barbados captain Alain London found his range, Jamaican Mark Lewis, Ammuniki Wood and southpaw Shavonne Barker launched into Cawmere with an attack the Waterford lads could not match. Poor passing and suspect setting denied Cawmere the chance to claim at least one set.
With such poor passing and dodgy setting by Cawmere, Chargers, who have always been a strong blocking force enjoyed great practice in stifling Kengie Matthews, Rene Archer and Raffael Lovell, who were Cawmere’s key hopes in the absence of Simpson.
Earlier, Deacons defeated Foundation United 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 while Gourmet Xpress Progressive needed four sets to stop the Juniors 25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 25-19.
Queens Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons started slowly but still defeated Toners in straight sets 25-23, 27-25, 25-12. Brydens Rockets welcomed back Shari Matthews to turn back Club United in four sets 23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19.
Inconsistency proved to be the downfall of Carlton once again as after being sowed in the opening set, they stumbled to Pan American International Insurance Warrens 9-25, 19-25, 19-25. Carlton led at times in the second and third sets before giving up points in bunches.