March 10, 2015
Schools’ volleyball spiking over middle blockers

The 2015 Secondary Schools’ Volleyball Tournament is taking place despite being blocked.

The tournament is stymied by defaulted matches, juggling with the fixtures and the departure of one school — the Buccament Secondary,{{more}} from the competition.

A member of the tournament’s organizing committee told SEARCHLIGHT that much of the stalling came about because of clashes with basketball, cricket and the hectic track and field programme, resulting in the matches having to be rescheduled.

Since the commencement of the tournament on January 23, there have been four defaulted matches, with the latest recorded last Friday, when the Dr JP Eustace Memorial female team failed to show for their match-up against the George Stephens Secondary.

However, the males of the Dr JP Eustace Memorial answered the call, and as expected, were downed in straight sets 2-0 by the defending champions, the George Stephens Secondary, who have not given up a set in this year’s edition.

The lads from the George Stephens Secondary have had similar margins over the Thomas Saunders Secondary and the Bishop’s College Kingstown.

According to results thus far, both the George Stephens Secondary and Georgetown Secondary have played unbeaten.

Both outfits were in the finals of both the male and female competitions in 2014, with George Stephens Secondary taking the male component and the Georgetown Secondary -– the female winners.

The finals were set for this Friday, March 13, but indications are that they would be deferred by at least one week, because of the many disruptions in the tournament.(RT)