U-23s beat Senior team in second exhibition Volleyball game


The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall came alive on Friday night as the Guyana Volleyball Federation concluded its second leg of the best-of-five exhibition games between the Senior National team and the National U-23 side.

Once again the National Senior team was annihilated by the National U-23 squad by three sets to one. The first set of the game was a thrilling one, which saw the National U-23 team defeating the Seniors 25-20.

The seniors exhibited their dominance in the second to defeat the U-23 team 25-16.

The U-23 then claimed the third set 25-22. The fourth and final set of the game was the most thrilling one; in this set the Senior team blew an eight-point lead they had over the U-23 team.

With clutch plays and brilliant coaching, the U-23 team fought hard to come back and win the set and the game. The top scorers of the game for the National U-23 team were Tyrone Farley with 12 points, Kristoff Shepperd with 10 points and Ronaldo Bobb with eight.

The top scorers on the Senior National team were Quacy Matheson with 20 points, Trevon McRae with 16 and Juan Valasques with 14.

Members of the two female teams

Meanwhile, the female exhibition game comprised of a mixture of females from different clubs and affiliations placed into Team Black (uniform colors) and Team White. Team Black came out victorious, defeating their counterparts 2-0.

This was the first official indoor volleyball game held for females since the pandemic began. The top scorers for Team Black were Kim Bagot-Chan with 10 points, Cassie Junor with seven and Alianna Charles with six.

On the other side the top scorers for Team White were Leanna Davis with 11 points, Mercedes Matheson with five and Thea Myers with four. The third leg of the best-in-five exhibition games will be played on August 20.

The Guyana Volleyball Federation would like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the National Sports Commission for their continued support and look forward to fostering relations for Volleyball development in all parts of Guyana.

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