Easy as BCC
There were moments when they encountered stubborn opposition, but in the end the girls from the Barbados Community College emerged the real queens as they defeated Queen’s College 25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15 in the finals of the Super Centre Inter-Schools Volleyball League at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex today.
At the start of proceedings the match had all the initial signs of a fight down to the proverbial “tooth and nail”, but in the end turned out to be quite easy for the BCC girls, courtesy of too many errors by their Husbands, St. James opponents.
It all came down to which team was best able to hold their nerve with the ultimate prize just one hurdle away. The QC girls held a comfortable lead in the first set, at one stage looking like comfortably bringing it home. However, poor anticipation and judgment on making defensive plays, especially, allowed the BCC the opportunity to come from behind to take the first set 25-22.
The second set was a far cry from the first in terms of intensity, as the Queen’s College girls seemed to have given up ghost way too early, trailing 20-10 at one stage. Their game continued to suffer immensely from poor judgment of whether balls were landing in or out of court, allowing the BCC girls to cruise to a 25 -13 victory in that exchange.
Whatever prep talk they received during the brief stoppage, it seemed to work. In the third set the QC girls mustered up the will to fight back and came from behind to deuce at 20. They went on to win that set 25-23, forcing a fourth set.
Despite showing greater spunk in the fourth set as well it was case of too little too late as BCC wrapped up the best of five matchup with a 25-15 victory in that set.†††