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Progressive too hot for Deacons


Progressive too hot for Deacons

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NONE OF the players of Barbados Bearings/W. Gittens Landscaping Progressive and Flow Deacons were alive when those champion teams began their volleyball rivalry in 1976.

However, four decades of court intensity ignited the bond at Kensington on Wednesday night when knockout kings Progressive outplayed league champions Deacons, handing them their first loss for the season 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 28-26 in an attacking display.

With Progressive sporting their spanking new gear, battling for every point and displaying their old demeanour of fretting over each official’s call, Deacons’ young guns refused to flinch. The game contained all of the elements of attack and defence spiced with some controversy. Progressive set the pattern of victory by surging to take the opening set after trailing 11-16.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.