SKW Dominates Volleyball League

SKW women’s team remain a dominant force on the Namibia volleyball scene, after they beat the talented Namibia Defence Force, 3-0 over the weekend.

The match between the two rivals was one of the most exciting matches of the weekend, especially the first two sets.

Both teams played hard, but the NDF could not break through the aggressive defence of SKW, led by Elina Veijo, combined with the intelligent settings of Lorreta du Toit. Even though NDF gave it their all, one could see that they were missing Anna Henghono, who was benched due to an arm injury.

The second match in the women’s division was between Khomas Police and DTS. DTS lost all the sets, as they could not stop the fearless spikes of Helena Iitula.

The students of the Polytechnic of Namibia and UNAM also battled it out on the court with the Polytech managing to win 3-0. Mariskia January starred for Polytech and easily found space to place the ball in UNAM’s court almost every time she touched the ball.

The game between Revivals of Katutura and Oshikoto Police from Tsumeb, unfortunately did not take place due to transport problems. The team from Tsumeb therefore forfeited the points to Revivals.

In the Men’s Division, the Namibia Defence Force A team won both their games against UNAM and Eleven Warriors.

The men in uniform started their game against UNAM off gly in the first two sets, but the students responded aggressively in the third set with Shawn Simvula’s high spikes and Elifas Gotlieb’s quick attacks that the NDF blockers Onesmus Shipiki and Lotto Negumbo found hard to stop.

The fourth set was very exciting as Unam took a 21-18 lead, but NDF recovered well to win the set, as UNAM’s blockers failed to stop Nyambe Siyendi, the upcoming spiker from the Zambezi Region.

One of the most entertaining matches of the weekend was the game between Eleven Warriors (EWVC) and NDF B.

EWVC started positively by winning the first set 25-20, but the Defence B team recovered well and won a thrilling second set 26-24.

Eventually, the solid blocks that the NDF B team demonstrated in the first three sets, was not a match for the g spikes of Friedo Nanghanda, Moyo Shiseo, Gabriel Kalimbo and Lisias Mwandingi and EWVC came back to win the next two sets to win the match 3-1.

The results for the weekend are:

Women:

SKW vs NDF 3-0 (26-24, 27-25, 25-11)

DTS vs KNVC 0-3 (20-25, 23-25,11-25)

Polytech vs. UNAM 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-12)

RVC vs. ONVC 3-0 (25-0, 25-0, 25-0)

Men:

1 NDF A vs. UNAM 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 16-25, 25-21)

2 EWVC vs. NDF B 3-1 (25-20, 24-26, 25-22, 30-28)

3 EWVC vs. NDF A 0-3 (11-25, 14-25, 16-25)

4 UNAM vs.NDF B 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16)

The next matches will be played on 2 August 2014 in Windhoek in the men’s division and Grootfontein in the women’s division.

Source : The Namibian