Volleyball: National League – division two |02 April 2019
Straight sets wins dominate first weekend’s fixtures
The men’s and women’s division two leagues got off to great start last weekend at La Promenade Gymnasium with five straight sets victories registered in the seven scheduled matches.
In the men’s league, St Louis and Racing Club did not concede any set, while SeyPearls, Valley Volleyball Club and Break Away kept clean sheets in three women’s matches.
Men’s Land Marine defending champions St Louis started their season comfortably with an easy 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-22) win over Neo Youth, while St Francis Brothers had to come from a set down to struggle past Juniors. After losing the first set 16-25, St Francis Brothers had to dig deep into their reserves to stretch Juniors to win the second set 28-26 and level the match at 1-1.
More eager to win, St Francis Brothers withstood the pressure from Juniors to narrowly win the third set 25-23, before winning the fourth set 25-21 to take home a 3-1 victory.
In the other men’s match on the weekend’s schedule, Racing Club whitewashed Airwaves 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-21).
In the women’s league, Break Away, who are back in the bottom division after a short spell in the top flight, had no difficulty thrashing St Louis Bombers 3-0. The set scores were 25-16, 25-5 and 25-14.
Valley Volleyball Club were also in action over the weekend where they comfortably collected a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-12) win over Arsu Youth.
In the other match, SeyPearls were up against Juniors and they also bagged a 3-0 victory. The set scores were 25-15, 25-13 and 25-13.
Victoria Sisters were also on the winners’ list over the weekend after defeating Tryers 3-1.
After losing the first set 20-25, Victoria Sisters redeemed themselves in the second which they won 29-9.
With game tied at one set apiece, Victoria Sisters came out stronger in the third set to win it 25-19 for a 2-1 lead. They also won the fourth set 25-23 to seal the match 3-1.