Pan American Life Insurance Warrens Sports Club women made it look so easy when they registered a comfortable straight sets victory over Club United in round one of the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division One Volleyball Competition.
Club United had a task coming up against the defending league champions Warrens who captured an impressive 25-19, 25-12 and 25-17 victory at the Kensington Oval Bond Wednesday night.
Warrens had a strong attack as usual even though captain Talya Layne was noticeably missing in action. The women from Jackson were out front 15-12 when United scored two points to cut the deficit to 14-15 but Warrens held firm compliments attacker Jamilia Corbin with a good shot to take the lead 16-14 at the second technical time out.
Following that the scores remained close at 18-16 to Warrens when two good serves by young Mya Evelyn of United brought them back in it and tied the scores 18-18. But Warrens with the experience Anthazia Mason and Rhe-Ann Niles were good on the offensive end to ensure they took a 1-0 lead.
The second set was similar to the first with Warrens dominating proceedings 8-6 and 16-8 at the respective time outs.
United actually led 5-1 when Warrens came from behind to lock the scores and take the lead 6-5 and it was at this stage that Evelyn and libero Tonya Forde of United were kept very busy diving to keep the ball alive thanks to a few delightful serves from Warrens for which the opposition had no answers.
The going was so tough for United that they were behind 10-19 as Warrens commanded proceedings and quickly took a 2-0 lead by a total of 13 points. They returned in the third set and finished it in style despite a keen effort from Nicole Puckerin and Nikita Wickham on the outside for United.
The women of Flow Deacons also continued their undefeated run, this time winning 3-2 over Carlton Club (17-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-21 and 18-16). As the score line suggested Carlton fought well against the strong Deacons attack.
The men were also in action Wednesday at the Seventh Days Church in Oldbury, St Philip. Chargers made light work of Cawmere 25-18, 25-17 and 25-12. While in the other match played Barbados Bearing and Gittens Landscaping Progressive fought to the very end against All Stars with Progressive taking the best of five sets 3-2 (20-25, 10-25, 25-14, 25-9 and 15-13).