King Kauluma Palace shock Unam
NEWCOMERS King Kauluma Palace Volleyball Club (KKPVC), who participated in the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League for the first time last weekend, caused the biggest surprise of the day when they beat Unam 3-0.
Playing at the NDF Military Base in Grootfontein, KKPVC gave an outstanding performance which saw the students from Unam struggling to hit back, despite the continuous efforts of their spiker, Myriam Naanda.
Although their performance against Unam was excellent, KKPVC lost their match against Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC), 3-0.
The KKPVC defence was superb, but their blocking lacked effectiveness. Nevertheless, they fought hard against the experienced Windhoek police team who were represented by their best players in the field, such as Maria Shikongo.
Unam were expected to win both their games but ended up losing both their matches against KKPVC and the Tsumeb-based team, Oshikoto Nampol Volleyball Club (ONVC).
Unam struggled to return very simple attacks from ONVC and made many routine errors which could easily have been avoided. The committed Anna Mupiri tried her best for Unam but this failed to spark her teammates into life. The game demonstrated a low level of professional play and at times gave the impression that the players were busy playing handball instead of volleyball.
Revivals Volleyball Club (RVC) from Katutura was in fine form and easily won both its matches against ONVC and Eleven Warriors from Grootfontein.
RVC’s two setters, Lientjie Titus and Selma Nahambo, were repeatedly applauded by the spectators for their excellent play and combinations, which worked against the home advantage of the host team, Eleven Warriors.
The Ladies League will continue on 30 June, 2012 in Windhoek at the DTS Hall in Olympia when all nine teams will play two matches each.