KB volleyball team survives Eagles’ scare


Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday survived Blue Eagles’ scare when they came from behind to win 3-2 in Sempha Investments Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) at Lilongwe Community Centre Court.

The soldiers earned the victory courtesy of a set decider.

They have created a three-point lead at the top of the table, with nine points from three games.

They won the first two games against Mipuniro and Snipers with three-straight wins.

KB ladies (in white) in action during one of their games

On Sunday, KB, who are defending champions, won the first set 25-9.

Eagles, who are on second position with six points from three games, turned down the tables and created a 2-1 lead after winning the two sets with 25-22 margins.

Then, KB regrouped and levelled 2-2 to force the game to go for a decider set.

They won the set 15-13.

Their coach Samson Dulani said: “Hunger for success and maturity among the players played a great role. The game could have gone either way. They really prepared for us.”

Eagles senior player Chilango Mkwate said they did all they could to win the game, but luck was not on their side.

In other results, Snipers registered their first win from three games after beating NRC 3-0.

They finished the sets 25-15, 25-23 and 30-28.

Mipuniro bagged full points with 3-1 victory against Bunda.

In ladies category, leaders Kamuzu Barracks beat Snipers Ladies 3-1, creating a three-point lead at the top.

Snipers won the first set 25-23 while KB won the other three sets, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-15.

In men’s category B, Spikers Youth and ADL beat Redbuster and Mipuniro Youth with three-straight wins, respectively.

CRVL publicity secretary Peter Pemba said the league is progressing well as teams are fulfilling all the fixtures.

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