Barbados Community College (BCC) started their title defence with a 2-0 victory over Combermere this afternoon in the 2015 Massy Stores-sponsored Senior Schools Volleyball competition.
BCC with at least five national junior players on their squad took the best of three sets 25-16 and 25-19 at Combermere’s Waterford, St Michael home base.
Combermere who had Paul Doughty, another junior national player, in their line up, were down by six points 8-2 at the first technical time out and they did well to improve the score to 16-11 thanks to Doughty and Kareem Grant who attacked on the outside while Jehu Lafeuillee took a break from basketball and became a blocker for the Combermerians.
Despite a decent effort from those three to break BCC’s momentum it was seemingly impossible as Shemar Bishop, Ashan Jordan, Jherad Morris and Shavin Blades all made Combermere’s defence pay with great serves and some lovely shots down the middle.
The second set was no different but credit must be given to Combermere who put up some fight and did well to come from behind and level the scores 16-16 and took the lead by one when BCC fouled the ball.
The visitors at that stage decided to up their game both in serves and powerful shots and they went ahead 23-17. But even though Bishop placed the ball inside the nets, followed by a good block from Lafeuillee to carry the tally on to 19 for the Waterford boys, there was no stopping BCC who closed out the game comfortably.
Combermere ladies were also in action and they lost 25-23 and 25-22 to reigning champions, Queen’s College.