Chargers v-ball kings again
CHARGERS confirmed their repeat as kings of the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division One volleyball league by defeating Gourmet Express Progressive 25-18, 14-25, 25-13, 25-23 when the league climaxed at the gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Sunday night.
After taking the opening set to take an unassailable position and the crown, Chargers stuttered for Progressive, through Akeem Payne, Renier Grace and Chioke Holder, to rebound and take the second set.
However, the superior play of Mark Lewis, Romel Agard, Ammuniki Wood, Carlos Cyrus, Nicholas Matthias and setter Alain London saw Chargers grabbing the next two sets to finish with a record of 9/1 and 47 points. Even when Lewis departed for work in the third set, Chargers did not miss a beat with Damien Danzell returning to action for the kings.
The inspirational play from young libero Stephen Packer also proved to be a bonus for Chargers. Coach and president of the club, Dale Addison, spoke of the contribution from his players particularly after Chargers only entered the league at the last minute.
“Nicholas (Mathias) and Mark (Lewis) enjoyed a tremendous league season and I expect that Ammun (Ammuniki Wood) will be a monster some day. However, the contributions from my youngsters Carlos (Cyrus) and libero (Stephen) Packer were outstanding,” said Addison.
Former kings Deacons settled for second spot with an 8/2 record and 42 points. On Sunday, Deacons defeated Cawmere 25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 25-18. Progressive finished third with 32 points from a 6/4 record. Cawmere took the fifth spot after the Juniors beat Foundation United 32-30, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20. The Juniors ended the season with 18 points, Cawmere had 16 while Foundation ended with five points from ten losses.
Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons women were in danger of spoiling their championship season before battling from two sets down to stop Pan American International Insurance Warrens 21-25, 14-25, 25-11, 25-23, 15-9. Deacons finished 10/0 with a maximum 50 points.
Warrens came third with 29 points. Brydens Rockets finished ten points better after ending the season with a 20-25, 25-18, 29-27, 25-20 victory over Toners. Club United also ended the season in a winning mode, topping Carlton 25-21, 25-22, 25-19.
Club earned 24 points while the Toners gained 18 points and Carlton finished in the cellar with 12 points. (KB)