Charg­ers spho­ouc­nkd Cawmere

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 6 -

Knock­out cham­pi­ons Charg­ers sig­nalled their in­ten­tion to keep the God­dard En­ter­prises Lim­ited se­nior vol­ley­ball knock­out crown by scor­ing a bruis­ing five-sets win over the league kings Cawmere when the ac­tion con­tin­ued on Wed­nes­day night at the Wildey Gym­na­sium.

In a slug fest with both teams pound­ing the court just as reg­u­larly and vi­ciously as each other’s bod­ies, Charg­ers took the bat­tle 25-18, 2225, 26-24, 19-25, 15-13. The United States-based Ashan Jor­dan was su­perb in at­tack for Charg­ers.

He re­ceived tremen­dous sup­port from the Har­ris broth­ers Ro­mario and Ni­cholas with for­mer Bar­ba­dos set­ter Dale Ad­di­son fill­ing the breach well in the ab­sence of cur­rent na­tional set­ter Alain Lon­don who was ill.

Bar­ba­dos cap­tain Shawn Simp­son was al­most un­stop­pable for Cawmere, hit­ting the ball from a height and with a force that threat­ened the life and limb of Charg­ers’ air and ground de­fend­ers. Ja­maicans Mark Lewis and Robert Sa­muels were equally po­tent in at­tack for Cawmere.

It be­came an all out war in the fourth set with Cawmere bat­tling to take the game to a de­cider with Simp­son smack­ing a spike into the jaw of Ni­cholas to lock at 12-all which al­most shaved some years off of the young bar­ber’s life. Jor­dan took re­venge at 15-18 with a ham­mer into the body of Sa­muels floor­ing the mus­cu­lar op­po­nent.

Great suc­cess

Ad­di­son proved to be the key in the de­cider as he found hit­ters to score a high per­cent­age of his sets with Ra­mon Blades also un­leash­ing Simp­son and Lewis with great suc­cess. Charg­ers surged to 14-10 be­fore a spik­ing er­ror by Ad­di­son and two kills from Lewis raised hope for Cawmere. How­ever, a kill from Ro­mario capped a great night for him and Charg­ers.

Dea­cons men also con­tin­ued on their win­ning path, but barely, af­ter be­ing held game and match point in the third set by Foun­da­tion United. A serv­ing er­ror by Darien Seale at 24-23 al­lowed Dea­cons to sur­vive a straight sets shocker and take the match 18-25, 23-25, 27-25, 25-15, 15-11.

There was no such drama or com­pe­ti­tion in the two women’s matches. Omega XL Dea­cons dis­missed Carl­ton 25-17, 25-13, 25-16. Charg­ers hu­mil­i­ated Club United 25-6, 25-6, 25-10 with Club spend­ing more time in post match dis­cus­sions than play­ing on the court.

Both Dea­cons and Charg­ers have won their three games played, Club have lost their three and Carl­ton were beaten in their two.

(Pic­ture by Ken­more By­noe.)

Ro­mario “Zac” Har­ris (right) scor­ing a kill for Charg­ers through Cawmere’s Ra­mon Blades (left) and Mark Lewis.

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