West Side Stars women and Zenith men were crowned new champions of the Flow T&T Volleyball Federation Super League when the curtain came down on the 2017 season at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo, on Sunday night.
While the two new champions were in a jubilant mood at the end of their respective encounters, it was a total opposite for Glamorgan, which had the dubious honor of being on the losing end of both deciders.
In the Women’s Super League final, West Side Stars came ready to prove that their round-robin win over defending champion Glamorgan was no fluke, and they did with a commanding 25-20, 25-17, 25-21 triumph to wrest the crown from their opponents and with it, the $8,000 winners cheque.
A day earlier in the first semifinal West Side Stars, the regular season round-robin winners with a 5-0 record powered past Southern United Volleyball Academy 25-15, 25-8, 25-19 while Glamorgan rallied past bitter rival and former champion University of T&T (UTT) 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 in a rematch of the opening game of the season which Glamorgan won in four sets.
Stars also defeated Glamorgan 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 in their round-robin league decider prior to the playoffs on Thursday last. In the Men’s Super League championship, Zenith added to Glamorgan woes with a 25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21 victory to claim the $8,000 top prize, $2,000 more than the runner-up.
In the semifinals, Glamorgan humbled Titans 25-13, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23 and Zenith silenced Defence Force 25-15, 25-12, 25-18.
Earlier on, at the same venue, former champion, University of T&T women took home $4,000 and third spot among the Super League teams courtesy a 25-22, 25-22, 25-17 victory over Southern United Volleyball Academy in their playoff, while the youthful Titans line-up outlasted Defence Force 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 16-14 in their men’s bronze battle.
Also on Sunday at Mucurapo, Glamorgan women and Central Warriors claimed the first titles at stake in the B Division.
In the opening match of the the day’s six-game schedule Glamorgan retained the Women’s B Division with a straight sets defeat of West Side Trendsetters 25-12, 25-15 and in the Men’s B Division decider, Central Warriors stopped Glamorgan from repeating a clean sweep of the division with a hard fought 25-23, 25-17 triumph.
On Friday night at the same venue, Police men and Zenith women secured third spot playoffs win.
In the Men’s B Division, Police came-from-behind to beat Vishnu Boys 20-25, 25-22, 15-13 while Zenith denied Police double glory on the night by sweeping its women’s team 25-9, 25-18 in their bronze medal contest.