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Carlton upset lazy Blackbirds


Carlton upset lazy Blackbirds

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UWI Blackbirds’ hopes of taking over Division 1 volleyball received another setback when they were stunned by the unfancied Phoenix Security Services Carlton when the Goddard Enterprises Limited League continued Monday night at the Wildey Gymnasium.

The Blackbirds, who are in the delayed knockout finals after winning the 2016 Division 2 league without dropping a match, lost to Burger King Clapham Toners on Sunday and then were upset by Carlton 25-22, 14-25, 25-14, 18-25, 9-15.

Ironically, Carlton’s performance was led by six-footer Rhea Bryant, who is a member of the invincible Blackbirds netball team. Bryant carried the offence for Carlton, with some support from Ayesha Maycock, as the Blackbirds spent the night fluttering and failing to take flight.

Both veterans, Sharon Bovell and Dania Hamilton, played sub-par games with none of the lesser skilled players stepping up to fill the breach. Bryant’s spiking carried the game into the decisive fifth set for her team to dominate and surpass previous straight-set losses to Chargers and Deacons. (KB)

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