After struggling all season, the Scottsdale Vixens are starting to show the form which has earned them 14 straight titles in the New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) women’s division. They picked up their third win of the week on Wednesday, taking down the Johnson’s Lady Truckers at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium. The Vixens have an 8-4 win-loss record this season, while the Truckers are at 8-5. The Vixens won in straight sets on Wednesday night, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-19.
Vixens’ power hitter Melinda Bastian led all scorers with 13 points. Assisting her was Krystel Brown with 10 points. Bastian scored 11 of her 13 points on spikes. Brown had nine points on spikes. Shevaughn Woodside contributed three aces.
Leading the way for the Truckers was Robertha Hudson. She had six points. She scored four of those six points on spikes.
In the first set, the Vixens opened up the game scoring three quick points. They jumped out to an early 5-1 lead. The set got competitive as the Truckers started to get into the swing of things, closing the gap to two points at one point, 11-9. However, the Vixens increased the lead to four, 15-11, prompting the Truckers to call a time-out, their first of the game.
A second time-out by the Truckers, with the Vixens ahead 21-15, did not work in their favor.
Coming out of the time-out, the Vixens held the Truckers scoreless the rest of the way in that set, winning 25-15.
The second set was very competitive as the Truckers won the first two points of the set and that set the tone for the remainder of the set.
With an 11-9 lead for the Truckers, the Vixens called a time-out. Coming out of the time-out, the Vixens went on a 7-3 run to take the lead.
The Vixens eventually went ahead by four points in that set, and held on for the win.
The third set started out with the Truckers fighting in an attempt to extend the match. Each time the Vixens make a move to win the set, the Truckers battled back.
The set was tied at seven before the Vixens scored five points in a row to go ahead 12-7, promoting the Truckers to call a time out.
After the time-out, the Vixens went ahead 14-7 before the Truckers stormed back. They scored seven of the game’s next nine points to pull to within two, 16-14.
However, the Vixens regrouped. They scored six of the next seven points to go ahead 22-15. The Truckers attempted to come back yet again, but the Vixens prevailed 25-19, winning in three straight sets.
On Sunday, the Vixens took care of the Lady Warhawks (5-6) in four sets, 25-19, 20-25, 25-11 and 25-11.
They returned to action on Monday night and refused to let the University of The Bahamas Mingoes (0-12) win a set. They won the match easily, 25-9, 25-13 and 25-20.
NPVA action continues tonight as the Lady Technicians (2-9) will play the winless Mingoes, starting at 7.30 p.m. On the men’s side, the National Fence Intruders (9-4) will face the Warhawks (5-8) at 9 p.m.
All games will be played at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium.
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