The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes women’s volleyball team was looking to start the new year off with a win in the New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA), and the team in their way was the Lady Warhawks.
The match went to a decisive fifth set but it was the Warhawks who would come out on top, recording the 23-25, 25-14, 24-26, 25-15, 15-10 win.
“It was a good game for our girls,” UB Head Coach Raymond Wilson said. “They played to the potential that they have but one of our weak areas tonight was communication. We tried to get them to communicate more because volleyball is a game of communication. You have six people on the court and we need people to talk to each other and cover for each other. This is a game we should have won.”
The Mingoes started off strong taking the first set 25-23 behind the hitting of captain Alivia Culmer. The Warhawks bounced back to even the match at a set apiece, winning the second set, 25-14. The third set was an intense battle all the way, but the Mingoes held on, 26-24. The Warhawks again responded with a strong set and forced a decisive fifth set with a 25-15 win in the fourth set.
The Warhawks started the fifth set strong and held the Mingoes at bay. The Mingoes tried to come back but the Warhawks executed when they needed to, taking the fifth set and the match.
The Mingoes play again on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. They will take on the Lady Technicians in NPVA action at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium.