The female Gators of the BOJ showed everyone that despite missing their captain Tracey-Ann Findlay, they could still make the other team pay. Needing to win their final two matches to confirm their No. 1 seed, the Gators deftly navigated the banking halls of Sagicor, defeating the institution 2-0: (21-14, 21-16) in their first match, then returning later in the day to defeat Guardian Life 2-1. Guardian upset the defending champions in the first set 21-20. However, the next two sets saw the BOJ rallying around key players Annissa Thompson, Abbyon Mitchell and Jennifer Johnson to satisfy their coach and win them both – 21-19; 21-18, in what was a very competitive match.
The JCF Male Seamers completed their round-robin fixtures with a victory over Guardian Life. The Seamers won 2-0, but they had evidently underestimated their opponents Guardian Life, and were only able to seek out a 21-18 first set victory. Sufficiently awoken by that near loss, they adjusted that sluggish performance, and in true JCF Seamers style took the second set 21-7.
The JDF Marching Men and Women hardly broke a sweat in defeating the JUTC 2-0 (21-12; 21-15), and in so doing displayed their depth, starting both sets with their best players still on the bench. Their main rivals, the JCF have taken note of this development, and they would have started to prepare for a possible knock-out match-up with their protective services partners.
Long time campaigners, the NWC, had a mixed day with two losses and a win. First their female team lost to Team Guardian 2-0. With Guardian displaying tenacity, the NWC just could not get ahead comfortably enough, and due a number of unforced errors throughout both sets, Team Guardian defeated them at 21-14; 21-14.
The group tabulations will now be undertaken, with completion of the seedings and pairings for the Knock-out phase of the Supreme Ventures Business House Indoor Volleyball League which begins next Sunday, June 30 at the UWI Gymnasium. Next week’s action will also see the start of the annual Skills Challenge competition. Entry to all games is free to the public and play starts at 9:30am.