The final games of the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation beach volleyball league were played Sunday and as expected, there were many entertaining and exciting games in each group.
This week’s winners received some extra nice swag from Corona as the beach league sponsors.
In Group C, semifinalists Sloppy Sets managed a few proper sets and spikes to oust last week’s winners KPMG 21-18 while Dig This tore into Whips and Spikes, defeating them 21-17.
Having lost in last week’s final, Dig This were clearly determined to win it all this time and emerged victorious over Sloppy Sets 21-15 in the Group C finals. RBC Dominion Securities and Top Guns both played well but were unable to advance to the semifinals.
Group B action was intense and fun to watch all day. The One Hit Wonders surfed to a relatively easy victory against Riptide 21-8 in the semifinals while Sets on the Beach defeated Beaches Be Crazy 21-16. In the final, the One Hit Wonders showed real staying power as they completed their pitch perfect day with the win against Sets on the Beach 21-9.
Riptide came away with third place, taking down Beaches Be Crazy 21-17. Net Assets, Notorious Dig and Balls Up each won a match but were unable to break into the semifinals.
The Group A semifinal saw Who Throws a Shoe give the boot to recent rivals I’d Hit Da with a score of 21-10 while in the other semifinal Balls Deep were not in the mood to make friends and dispensed with the Friendly Boys in a grueling match 21-17.
With the finals shaping up Who Throws a Shoe faced a newly inspired Balls Deep team, which won in Week 1 of the league but had continued to slide down the rankings each week while Who Throws a Shoe dominated Group A for the past four weeks.
Who Throws a Shoe had just enough left to defeat the young upstarts of Balls Deep 21-16 in the finals. Friendly Boys took third place taking down I’d Hit Da 21-18. Despite their best efforts, teams Bump and Grind, Kiss My Ace and That’s What She Sets all played admirably but still found themselves outside of the semifinals.
Congratulations to all teams that came out to play over the past six weeks to help make this a successful beach league and a special thank you to Corona as league sponsor. The CIVF will host its Big Dig single day beach volleyball tournament on Saturday.
The CIVF is also in the process of scheduling its indoor national volleyball league which will have male and female divisions with further details to be posted to www.civf.ky.