Chargers top Round 1
and were looking very impressive in the second before losing the plot.
A combination of poor setting options by Deacons in feeding the ball to less potent attackers scuttled their advantage.
On the other hand, Chargers’ setter Dashonta Addison kept her crafty mother Sharon Bovell, as well as Kinisha Marshall, Daneka Headley and middles Janettte Browne and Thonya Joseph, primed and firing.
While her teammates attacked with greater power, Bovell consistently glided the ball down the lines, confounding Deacons.
Defending champions Pan American International Insurance Warrens dismissed Club United 25-22, 25-21, 25-19. They ended the round with a 5/1 record and 22 points.
The Club remain in the cellar with two points from five defeats.
Phoenix Security Services Carlton will enter Round 2 with a 4/2 record and 17 points after beating Burger King Clapham Toners 25-23, 25-13, 25-22.
Carlton finished last season in the cellar with 15 points after gaining just two victories. Toners are 1/4 with seven points with an outstanding game against Club United.
In the lone men’s game, Chargers eased past Foundation United 28-26, 25-22, 28-30, 25-20.
The win meant Chargers and Foundation swapped the cellar spot. Chargers moved to six points after winning their first game in four matches, while Foundation are on three points after four defeats.
Although Ashan Jordan and Carlos Cyrus attacked with sheer power for Chargers, Foundation found great counters in Darien Seale, Pierre Nurse and Kadeem Morris. But coach Fernando Skeete could do little as his team served poorly, repeatedly gifted points, psychological advantages and eventually the match to Chargers.