Crunch Time for Revivals

AFTER the lull in games over the long weekend break, the action resumes in the Central Volleyball Association’s Women’s League where Katutura-based Revivals Volleyball Club (RVC) have crucial midweek fixtures to navigate.

First they have what is expected to be a cracker against the in-form and top of the log Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) at the Police grounds this evening before they are looking to make the most of home ground aantage tomorrow when they host Unam at Leopardsvalei.

Revivals have perennially played second fiddle to KNVC but showed their improving credentials at the Dock Tournament in Walvis Bay at the end of March when they narrowly lost 18-25, 25-23 and 14-16 in a tie-break to KNVC in the semi-finals.

KNVC eventually lost the final 1-3 to NDF.

Both teams have everything to play for, given that after only one game played in the Women’s League, KNCV are top with NDF second and RVC third all on three points but being separated on score difference only.

In their second game Revivals meet another side they faced at the Dock Tournament in both the Group Stage and the third and fourth play-offs.

RVC emerged victorious on both occasions but not before the girls from ‘The College of Knowledge’ gave them a run for their money.

In the group stage, underdogs Unam led for most of the first set and appeared to have done enough but never-say-die RVC roared back to secure a 25-20 victory.

The same scenario played out in the second set as Unam again led before their Katutura-based rivals kicked into a higher gear to edge the set 25-20 and ran out 2-0 winners.

However, the third and fourth place play-off went pretty much Revivals’ way, as they led from start to finish to win 25-17, 25-17 to secure third spot.

In other midweek fixtures in the Men’s League, SKW are expected to pick up maximum points against novices Polytechnic at home, while Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) will look to stamp their authority on a very disjunct City of Windhoek side to consolidate their lead at the top of the table.

Source : The Namibian