CP in top form for warm-ups
Defending champions Coleridge & Parry showed that they will be strong contenders to retain the Massy Stores inter-school boys’ volleyball crown by winning the warm-up rally at the Wildey Gym yesterday.
In spite of graduating some of their junior national players, CP proved invincible all day and capped an outstanding effort with a win over The Lodge School in the final 25-22, 25-22.
St Leonard’s Boys’ surprisingly failed to make the final to finish outside of the top two along with former powerhouses Ellerslie.
A shocking result occurred in the girls’ section with Deighton Griffith taking their first ever volleyball title by stunning The Lodge School in the finals, 27-25, 25-21. With two division one juniors in Shamandra Shillingford and Danielle Callender, The Lodge were picked to easily romp past Deighton Griffith and the other team, Ellerslie.
However, in spite of a flawless preliminary run, The Lodge stuttered at the wrong time to lose a tough first set and then capitulate in the second to hand the crown to a team which sixth former Callender would have played for last term.
The league will commence next week with a lot more competition being expected from the likes of Christ Church Foundation, Combermere, Springer Memorial and the Barbados Community College. (KB)