by Staciann Lake
On Friday the St George’s-based City Hawks journeyed to Gouyave, St John where they played GVC Panthers. In the opening game the ladies of both teams spiked off against each other which resulted in City Hawks walking away victors 3-0 (sets of 25-11, 25-11 and 25-12).
The men then faced each other in an intense, hard hitting match at the end of which GVC Panthers were victorious 3-0 (in sets of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-21).
The fun continued on Saturday in the parish of St Patrick as the Mt. Rich Hard Court came alive with hosts SetBlazers playing the St David-based Eastside Ballers.
In the female division SetBlazers hammered Eastside Ballers 3-0 (sets of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-19) while in the male division Eastside Ballers got their revenge by defeating SetBlazers 3-1 (sets of 18-25, 25-20, 25-22 and 26-24).
The ball rolled onto the big parish on St Andrew on Sunday as hosts Ballerz played SetBlazers from St Patrick. The ladies of Ballerz defeated SetBlazers 3-0 (sets of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-19). In the male division Ballerz played an intense game and though a man down defeated SetBlazers 3-1 (sets of 22-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-15).
It was back to St George on Monday as the final game in the preliminary round was played between Identity Unknown and GVC Panthers. The ladies of GVC Panthers won their game 3-0 (sets of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-14). In the male division the battle was more intense with Identity Unknown being victorious against GVC Panthers 3-2 in the first game of the competition to go five sets (set scores of 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 25-9 and 15-10).
The semi-final round will be played on Wednesday April 13 at the Carenage Hard Court starting at 5:30 p.m. In the female division Blazers will play GVC Panthers and City Hawks will play SetBlazers. In the male division Identity Unknown will play Ballerzs while Eastside Ballers will play GVC Panthers.
The finals will be held in Gouyave on Friday April 15 when the two winners in each division from the semi-finals play each other.