After eight weeks of games, the final four teams battled it out at Camana Bay last week for the Corporate Cup trophy in the Corporate Coed Volleyball League.
The main event pitted Deloitte and MaplesFS after the teams had defeated Maples and Calder and PwC, respectively, in the semifinals the previous day.
In the championship final, Deloitte jumped out to the early lead, but MaplesFS kept the scoring close through the first 20 points, limiting Deloitte’s lead to no more than 2. MaplesFS then stole the momentum, taking the lead at 21 points and finishing the first set 25-21. In the second set, MaplesFS took an early 8-1 lead off of stellar serving by David Bakker, who finished the game with three service aces and seven kills. While Deloitte fought hard to get back into the game, a press release states, the early deficit was too much to overcome. MaplesFS, led by Karlie Cross – who scored six kills and had a key block – won the second set 25-16. For Deloitte, Nelson Still and Alex Verrault had four kills each.
MaplesFS coach Kevin Solomon said in a press release that the win was the result of a total team effort, and he congratulated his team on the win and thanked sponsor MaplesFS.
Going for bronze, Maples and Calder faced off against PwC, the “dark horse” of the league, the press release states. Maples and Calder won the first set 25-20, but PwC won the second set 25-23 behind the all-around efforts of Hugo J. van Rensburg who had six kills, two service aces, two digs and two blocks for the game. In the third, deciding set, Maples and Calder took the early lead and won 15-11, behind Jonathan Corbett leading the way with seven kills and three blocks and Steve Ashworth with five kills. Maples and Calder won third-place in the league.
Earlier in the night Dart faced SilverWheaton, winning 25-14 in the first set behind some strong serving by Jeff Wight who scored eight service aces and three kills. In the second set, SilverWheaton, led by youngster Jahmar Dawkins who registered seven kills, two digs, a service ace and a block, nevertheless came up short, 25-22.
In the other early matchup, CNB took on KPMG. In the first set, KPMG won 25-14 behind some excellent play by Vincent Ebanks who had two service aces and a kill. CNB came back to win the second set 25-22 behind multiple kills by Matthew Powell. In the third, deciding set, CNB won 15-11, with team captain Woodley Scott’s four key service aces and a kill.
The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation thanked all the teams, the organizers, volunteers and Camana Bay as league title sponsor. Volunteer referees and scorers were CIVF Club members and National Indoor and Beach Volleyball Team members.