Kingston, Jamaica: The UWI Pelicans Staff team starred in their own gymnasium on last Sunday’s Day three of the Supreme Ventures Business House Volleyball League, after posting four wins on the day. UWI registered a win each in the Male and Mixed categories and two wins in the Female category on their way to cementing their status as title contenders in all three categories.
The day’s first encounter was an excellent advert for the game of volleyball as Sagicor females provided strong opposition to the defending champions and favourites, UWI in a three set thriller. The experience of the UWI Staff came to the fore however, as Sagicor was narrowly defeated 21-20, 12-21, 21-20. The UWI returned to face JDF’s Marching Women and as they did against Sagicor the UWI Staff came up with the goods when it mattered most. JDF put up a tremendous fight but could not stop UWI from going on to win 2-1, 21-14, 20-21, 21-20.
In other female category matches it was the BOJ Gators who came out the other big winners on the day registering three straight 2-1 victories. They got past the JDF 21-13, 15-21, 21-19, before rallying from a set down to beat Sagicor 19-21, 21-18, 21-15. They then handed UWI their only defeat of the day, again coming from a first set deficit 15-21, to win the next two 21-18, 21-15 for a 2 sets to 1 victory to end the day unbeaten.
The UWI then returned to winning ways in the Mixed section, as they outplayed the Wolmer’s Girls Staff in the battle of educational institutions, to come away with a comfortable 2-0 win, 21-11, 21-11. It was a similar story in the Male category when UWI came up against the AMECO Fixers. Again, the UWI’s dominance and experience proved too much as AMECO was defeated 21-12, 21-9 for an easy 2-0 victory.
In other games on the day, NWC defeated the JUTC in straight sets, 21-17, 21-13 in Mixed category action. AMECO also registered a win in the category, getting by Guardian Life 2-0 with final set scores of 21-8, 21-4. Guardian Life was then awarded a two set to nil victory as JCDC failed to show for their Mixed category match. While in the Male category it was Sagicor who registered their only win on the day, getting the better of JUTC 2-0 with set scores of 21-16 and 21-19.
The Supreme Ventures Business House Volleyball League action will continue on Sunday, June 22 with a full slate of games being contested at the UWI Gymnasium.