Sunday, November 6
*Nemo 3-0 Nkumba
(25-09) (25-13) (25-16)
*OBB 3-00 Sky
(27-25) (25-18) (29-27)
*KAVC 3-1 Ndejje
(26-28) (25-15) (25-17) (25-20)
*Ndejje 3 – 1 VVC
(25-21) (25-21) (26-28) (25-22)
Jeffrey Onapa once again impressed as KAVC beat the Ndejje University Sharks 3 – 1 to retain second place in the Serie A National League on Sunday at the Old Kampala Arena in Mengo.
Onapa’s above-the-block kills have been consistent from the onset of the season, and In Sunday, he helped KAVC navigate a tightly marked game against the Sharks who only managed to take a set home from the contest.
The victory sees KAVC tight-marking table leaders Sport-S, who are yet to lose a game this season with 18 points, and on Saturday extended their unbeaten run to six matches after their derby against Tigers.
Ndejje took a consolation set home after an impressive display by their Captain Ronald Kitosi and a solid cover defense commanded by Happy Ayebare that saw them claim an early lead but later blew it away to a disconnection between their setters, and attackers.
Three losses in Seven games had them displaced from the fourth place by the Nemostars, who seemingly have hit the road running to join the top four teams and revive their supremacy that was at stake.
Ndejje came from a two-point trail to force an early lead winning set one at 28 but returned to a disastrous set two, which they lost to KAVC by 10 points, as the other sets followed suit as well.
The Orange Block Busters on Sunday picked their first straight-set victory of the season after beating Sky Volleyball Club 3-0 in a highly competitive round-one encounter at the Old Kampala Arena.
Luke Eittit, Head Coach Orange Block Busters said: “It was a tough game but we had known that Sky can decide to fight. We are glad our block worked because that is what we worked on since last weekend. We had our opposite Jonathan return and he added on our fire power.”
“We are going to build on this victory. We see the errors we make in every game, and try to rectify them in the next. We have done our research on them and know the kind of game they play. So we are going to strategize as we return against UCU next weekend.”
OBB is yet to fully dominate play time against their opponents, winning most of their sets in deuces, a run that has had a gradual impact on their rise to a fitting place for a former league winner.
“All teams come to win, we don’t fear any club, but respect them in their capacities, because we are in serie A.
“So we don’t expect a very easy game since our target is the next game and not the end of the season.”
OBB gambled on attack and defense at the start but later grew into the game, coming from six points down to win the third set 29-27, but after a bitter alternation.
Nemostars moved into fourth place in the Serie A with a comfortable 3-0 win over a wounded Nkumba Navy at the Arena in Old Kampala on Sunday morning.
The victory sees the Stars climb above Ndejje Sharks, who lost to KAVC later on Sunday, into fourth place in the table and extends their win rate to four, from the six matches played.
Nkumba Navy are the season’s punching bag and have not put up any resistance whatsoever to win a single set from all their encounters, which they attribute to losing the whole of their first team to “bigger” clubs at the end of last season.
In the Women’s serie A, last season’s finalists Vision Volleyball Camp remain dangling from the bottom quarter of the table following a bitter defeat by a familiar opponent in the Ndejje University Elites.
The two met in last season’s league finals which made this a familiar encounter, only with opposite Cathy Ainembabazi turning guns against her former masters.
Captain Belinda Chepkiruyi and opposite hitter Christine came from the bench to upset their opponent, which their Head Coach Kitosi says is an effort to have his University side ready for the East Africa games, where the two players won’t feature.