Angels showing heavenly form as Asian Retail pay the price

The indoor volleyball season is well under way and in the women’s league the FBC Angels are flying.

The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation National League action continues this weekend with six games at the Arc at Camana Bay on Saturday.

In the women’s division, the action starts with the FBC Angels playing the Ladybugs at 7 p.m. in what is sure to be an epic battle, followed by Asian Retail facing off against Exotic at 7.45 p.m. The FBC Angels take on the Survivors at 8.30 p.m.

The men’s division will also serve up some real delights as the ALT’s Grills will play the FBC Saints, Chemistry will face the Legends and the ALT’s Grills will challenge the Legends.

Action on Tuesday was between the Ladybugs and Exotic. It was a tight game that saw the Ladybugs easily handle the many free balls that Exotic played over the net.

The Ladybugs made the most of those opportunities to set up big kills and won in two straight sets 25-17 and 25-21.

The Ladybugs were lead by Karlie Cross who ripped 12 kills, two digs and a block in the match and she was assisted by Lisa Kemp who also added five kills, three digs and an ace.

Fiona McLeod also served up six aces for the Ladybugs at critical moments of the game.

Exotic’s Illean Powery was their clear leader, and despite nursing a wrist injury, the heroic youngster still lead her team with 17 monster kills in addition to two digs, two aces and a block.

Lalaine Shirley also added 11 kills, seven digs, an ace and a block for Exotic in their losing effort.

In the second game, the two top teams in the women’s division, the FBC Angels and Asian Retail, met. The winner of this game would be determined by the slimmest of margins as both sets were hotly contested and saw several lead changes.

Down 21-24 in the first set and facing set point, the Angels showed tremendous fighting spirit and came back to win 27-25.

In the second set the Angels won it outright 25-23 to win the match in two straight sets, noting that only four points separated these two great teams. For the FBC Angels it was Heather Thompson leading the way with 12 kills, three big blocks and two digs. The Angels also received key contributions from Lisa Strachan with seven kills and Stephanie Jackson with five service aces. For Asian Retail, Mireia Alvarez had five kills, four digs and three aces and Lolita Montemayor served up five aces and added three big digs on defense.

The women’s division play at the First Baptist Church on Tuesdays while the men play at the First Baptist Church on Wednesdays.

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