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QC, Foundation for volleyball final

It will be reigning champions Queen’s College against Christ Church Foundation in the Massy Stores-sponsored National Sports Council’s Senior Girls Volleyball Knockout final.

Foundation won the best of three sets showdown 25-21, 23-25 and 15-12 over Combermere in the semi-final played this afternoon at the Netball Stadium.

Christ Church Foundation’s defence goes up to block Cherise Austin of Combermere. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Christ Church Foundation’s defence goes up to block Cherise Austin of Combermere. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

After Foundation took a 1-0 lead, Combermere started off the second set pretty well by taking the first point through junior national player Cherise Austin but Foundation kept things tight and at 7-7 Combermere gave away an unnecessary point when Noarie Proverbs served weakly into the nets and gifted their opponents a one point lead in the second set.

Combermere through Austin and company were given room at the nets for offensive plays and they made the most of it as Foundation’s defence appeared a bit lacklustre. The girls from Waterford took the lead 16-12 at the second technical time out. Foundation, through junior national player Aaliyah Durant who was the most experienced player on the team, tied the scores 19-19 but Combermere with a never-say-die attitude took the lead and never looked back in that set.

The third and decisive set was also close and at 10-10 Foundation found the break through Durant with another one of her hard-hitting attacking shots from the outside. The girls from Church Hill then went on to secure their place in the final scheduled for next week.

The boys’ knockout semi-finals will be played on Friday between Barbados Community College and Foundation School at the Netball Stadium and Combermere will clash with Queen’s College.

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