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#385603 - 08/14/10 10:02 AM Belize Volleyball Association Championships
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Scorpions & Rebels win thru BVA men’s volleyball finals

The defending champions Scorpions and the upstart Rebels won thought to the championship finals when the Belize Volleyball Association held playoffs for the men’s 1st division of Belize City volleyball competition at Belize City Center on Tuesday night.

The formula was simple: Win or go home. The defending champions Scorpions were in full force and playoff form, firing on all cylinders. The defending sub-champions, Mirab gave it their all with Eros Dawson, Gillian Smith Ernest Broaster, and Albert Humes smashing home kills on balls set by Kevin and Francis Thompson. But the Scorpions’ Oscar and Raul Arnold and David Vasquez were playing incredible defense, scooping up saves while Germaine Audinett, Shane Armstrong, Jamal Galvez and Nolan Michael blocked and spiked at the net to win in 3 consecutive sets: 25-23, 25-21, 25-21.

In the second semi-final, Rebels the upset over the No.2 seeded BNE Jaguars in a thrilling 5 set match that features see-saw sets with no team being able to establish large leads or momentum. In the end, Rebels proved to be more hungry for the win and won, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12.

Mirab and BNE Jaguars were relegated to the bleachers to lick their wounds and dream about next year while the Scorpions and Rebels moved on. The male division 1 finals will be played at 8 pm Saturday at the Belize City Center.

Last Saturday night was the final regular season night of the BVA Open 2010 with playoff spots and positions to be determined.

In the female Division 1, Summit Dolphins played well in the first set against Moen Stars but ended up losing in 3 consecutive sets, 25-17, 25-4, 25-13. These same two teams will meet in the semifinal on Thursday night. The winner takes on Lady Jaguars for the championships on Saturday night.

In the Mixed Division, the Police played hard and tough almost knocking First Caribbean out of first place and earning the 4th place in the playoffs. First Caribbean pulled it out in the deciding set: 25-11, 14-25, 15-13.

Every match in the male division had a consequence of rank placement. In the first male match, Mirab & Rebels once again needed 5 sets to determine the winner. In the end, Rebels pulled it out, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 24-26, 15-10. The Rebels ended the regular season as the No. 3 ranked seed and Mirab was the No. 4 ranked team going into playoffs.

In the nightcap, the Scorpions took on the young BNE Jaguars to try and hold on the 1st place. Scorpions won the match 3 sets to 1, 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 to finish the regular season in first place. BNE Jaguars were ranked 2nd.

On Thursday, in the Mixed division semifinals, the First Caribbean Diamonds take on Team SSC, while Team 313 will challenge Kauss. The winners of the semifinals play in the finals on Saturday.

http://www.belizetimes.bz/2010/08/13/scorpions-rebels-win-thru-bva-men%E2%80%99s-volleyball-finals/
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#386111 - 08/22/10 11:21 AM Re: Belize Volleyball Association Championships
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Moen Stars & Rebels win Belize City volleyball champs

The Moen Stars are the women’s volleyball champions, and the Rebels upset the defending champs the Scorpions to win the men’s championship of the Belize City volleyball competition organized by the Belize Volleyball Association at Belize City Center on Saturday night, August 14.

The Moen Stars won their 13th senior women’s championship by upsetting the Lady Jaguars who had defeated them throughout the regular season, in 4 sets to in finals. The Stars’ Tahera Ahmad, Shelmadine Cacho, Marika Zuniga and Sherlene Johnson spiked the Jaguars on plays set by the Hoare sisters, Precelia and Emma, who also received and helped to block at the net. Libero Vivianni Avila was the key to the Stars’ defense scooping up saves to win the 1st set: 25-16.

Lady Jaguars’ Babsy Cadle, Shantell Arnold, Bobby Dee Usher and Sherylee Thurton were stung into action, spiking on plays set by Tanesha Encalada and Tisha Solis, who received and scooped up. Libero Esther Middleton volleyed and set the ball as the jaguars took the 2nd set: 25-21.

Jaguars’ Marlecia Fuller and Jasmine Anderson entered the game to clinch the 3rd set, but the Stars went to extra points to win the 3rd set: 26-24. Marion Bull and Rebecca Rath joined the Stars’ offensive to win the 4th set and the championship: 25-20.

The Rebels upset the Scorpions in a grueling 5-set duel to become the new men’s champions. Tariq “Soup” Campbell, Orel Leslie, Elton Moore and Ernie Augustine led the Rebels’ offensive, spiking attacks on plays set by Elton Anderson and Khalid Encalada. Libero Martin Gongora scooped up saves and set the ball to renew the attack as the Rebels won the first 2 sets 25-23 and 25-23.

Rebels’ Kleon Coleman, Robbie Gongora and Francis Thompson joined the Rebels’ offensive, but it was the Scorpions’ Germaine Audinett, Shane Armstrong, Arvid Arnold, and Ian and Jamal Galvez who took over the offensive to win the 3rd and 4th sets: 25-21 and 25-18. Oscar Arnold, libero Raul Arnold David Vasquez and Nolan Michael joined the Scorpions attack, but the Rebels would not be denied. They went to extra points to win the 5th set 19-17 and the championship.

The First Caribbean Diamonds had to go to 3 sets to win against the Team SSC in the mixed division playoffs last Thursday, taking the 1st set: 25-10. Team SSC won the 2nd set 25-21, before the Diamonds took it away in the 3rd set: 15-12. Defending champs Team 313 also advanced to the finals by taking out Kauss, in 2 sets: 25-15 and 25-17. Trophies and other individual awards in all divisions, will be presented after the championship final on Saturday

http://www.belizetimes.bz/2010/08/20/moen-stars-rebels-win-belize-city-volleyball-champs/
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#393341 - 11/21/10 10:55 PM Re: Belize Volleyball Association Championships [Re: Short]
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Lady Jaguars and Scorpions are volleyball national champions

The Belize Volleyball Association sponsored its National Volleyball Championships on Saturday and Sunday November 13 and 14 respectively at the Belize City Centre. On Sunday November 14, in the female championship game, Lady Jaguars of Belize City defeated Moen Stars also of Belize City in two straight sets by the score of 25-17 and 25-17.

In the male championship game, Scorpions of Belize City defeated Punta Gorda in two sets by the score of 25-19 and 25-21. On Sunday November 14, in the male competition, in the first game of the day Scorpions defeated Dangriga by the score of 25-16, and 26-24. In game two, Punta Gorda defeated Dangriga by the score of 25-19, and 25-22. In game three, Scorpions defeated Rebels by the score of 25-19 and 31-29.

On Saturday November 13, in the first male game of the day, Rebels of Belize defeated Orange Walk Broncos by the score of 25-14, 23-25 and 21-19. In game two, Scorpions defeated Belmopan by the score of 25-16, 22-25 and 15-10. In the third male game of the morning, Caye Caulker defeated Punta Gorda by the score of 18-25, 27-25, and 15-12. In game four, Dangriga defeated Corozal in two sets by the score of 25-22 and 25-21.

In game five, Rebels defeated Caye Caulker by the score of 25-22, 24-26, and 15-9. In game six, it was Scorpions over Corozal by the score of 25-18, 2-25, and 15-10. In game seven, Dangriga defeated Belmopan by the score of 25-20 and 25-20. In game eight, Orange Walk Broncos defeated Caye Caulker by the score of 28-26, and 26-24.

In the final two games of the day in the male competition, game nine, Rebels defeated Punta Gorda by the score of 25-21 and 25-21. In the final game, Belmopan won via the default route over Corozal. In the female competition, Lady Jaguars defeated Cayo in three sets by the score of 25-17, 22-25 and 15-2. In game two, Moen Stars defeated Belmopan by the score of 25-13 and 27-25.

In game three, Lady Jaguars defeated Dangriga by the score of 25-5 and 25-7. In game four, Moen Stars defeated Cayo by the score of 25-11 and 25-19. In game five, Belmopan defeated Dangriga by the score of 25-18, and 25-21. On Sunday November 14, in the first game of the day, Dangriga defeated Cayo via the default route. In game two, Lady Jaguars defeated Belmopan by the score of 25-14, and 25-16. In game three, Moen Stars defeated Dangriga by the score of 25-14, and 25-6. In the final female game of the regular competition, Belmopan defeated Cayo by the score of 23-25, 25-17, and 17-15.

http://www.guardian.bz/all-sports/2583-lady-jaguars-and-scorpions-are-volleyball-national-champions
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#393342 - 11/21/10 10:56 PM Re: Belize Volleyball Association Championships [Re: Short]
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Scorpions Reloaded win 2010 BVA national men’s volleyball champs

The Scorpions Reloaded won the 2010 national volleyball championship when the Belize Volleyball Association hosted its 2010 national tournament at the Belize City Center over the weekend.
The tournament was organized in a round robin format with 8 teams in the competition. In Game 1 Saturday morning, the Belize City champions, the Rebels won the opening game of the tournament over the Orange Walk Broncos in 3 sets 25-14, 23-25 and 21-19.
In Game 2, the Scorpions triumphed over the Belmopan men in three sets 25-16, 22-25 and 15-13.
In Game 3, the PG Bombers dominated the Caye Caulker men: 25-18, 25-27 and 15-12.
In Game 4, the Dangriga men won their first game, winning 25-22 and 25-2 over the Corozal men in the fourth game on Friday morning.
In Game 5, the Rebels won against the Caye Caulker men 25-22, 24-26 and 15-9.

In Game 6, the Scorpions also dominated the Corozal men 25-18, 20-25 and 15-10.
In Game 7, the PG Bombers triumphed over the Orange Walk Broncos also in three sets: 25-22, 22-25 and 15-11.
In Game 8, the Dangriga men also triumphed 25-20 and 25-20 over the Belmopan men.
In Game 9, the Orange Walk Broncos bounced back from losses to the Rebels and the Bombers to hand the Caye Caulker men their third loss: 28-26 and 26-24.

In Game 10, the PG Bombers upset the city champions Rebels; 25-21 and 25-21.
In Game 11, the Scorpions won their third victory 25-16 and 26-24 over the Dangriga men.
In Game 12, the Belmopan men picked up their only win when the Corozal men forfeited their third match.

In Game 13 in Saturday’s semifinals, the PG bombers had also advanced to the finals by eliminating the Dangriga men in the semifinals, taking the first set 25-19. Keith Castillo, Francis Flores, Gary Francisco and John Chimilio led the Dangriga men’s counter attacks with the help of Don Neal and Alexander Romero receiving and setting the ball for their hitter to hammer home kills, but the bombers’ blocking held off their attacks to win the second set 25-22.
In Game 14, the Scorpions eliminated the Rebels from the final. The Scorpions won the 1st set 25-19 and Tariq Campbell, Orel Leslie, Karym Coleman and Shane Gentle led the Rebels’ counterattack with the help of Elton Anderson and Kleon Coleman receiving and spiking at the net. Libero Martin Gongora, Gillian Smith and Robbie Gongora refreshed the defensive line in the second set, and the Scorpions had to go to extra points to win 31-29.
In Game 15, the championship final, the Scorpions won against Punta Gorda Bombers; with Arvid Arnold, Shane Armstrong and Eian Galvez leading the Scorpions’ attacks while Nolan Michael and Jamal Galvez received, blocked at the net, and spiked home kills. Libero Raul Arnold and Oscar Arnold received and set the ball to take the first set 25-19.
PG’s team captain Elton Moore, Arnie Augustine, Jaryl Mariano and Dinsdale Cayetano led the PG offensive with the help of Amir Pacquil and libero Keegan Avila receiving and setting the ball while Jaleel Lino and Denver Lino refreshed the attack line in the 2nd set, but the Scorpions took the 2nd set: 25-21.
In the award ceremony after the championship finals, BVA President Allan Sharp presented the team trophies and individual trophies to the champions and the 2nd place winners.

http://www.belizetimes.bz/2010/11/18/sco...eyball-champs/
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#393343 - 11/21/10 10:57 PM Re: Belize Volleyball Association Championships [Re: Short]
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Lady Jaguars win 2010 BVA national women’s volleyball champs

The Lady Jaguars won the 2010 national volleyball championship when the Belize Volleyball Association hosted its 2010 national tournament at the Belize City Center over the weekend.
The tournament was organized in a round robin format with 5 female teams in the competition. In Game 1 on Saturday morning, the Lady Jaguars won over the E-3 Light girls from Cayo. The Jaguars won the first set 25-17, but E-3 Light’s Kaina Martinez, Cynthia Salazar and Evelyn Kuylen rallied with the help of Nadine Flowers, Lucy Contreras and Ina Guzman and won the 2nd set 25-22. The Jaguars dominated the 3rd set: 15-2.
In Game 2, the Moen Stars won the first set over the Belmopan girls 25-13, with Shelmadine Cacho and Tahera Ahmad leading the Stars’ attacks with Rebecca Rath and Emma Hoare hammering kills on balls set by libero Vivanni Avila and Sherlene Johnson. Belmopan’s Shereen Reyes, Kimberly Spence and Ebony Leal counterattacked with Thara Blanco and Angelica Reyes receiving and setting the ball, and Kaylani Reid serving and blocking at the net, while libero Yvette Price came into the game to force the Stars to go to extra points to win the 2nd
set 27-25.
In Game 3, the Lady Jaguars dominated the Dangriga girls 25-5 and 25-7 and in Game 4, the Moen Stars won over Cayo’s E-3 Light in two sets: 25-11 and 25-19.
In Game 5, the Belmopan girls enjoyed their first of 2 wins when they prevailed over the Dangriga girls 25-18 and 25-21.
In Game 6, the Dangriga girls picked up their only win, when the Cayo girls forfeited their third game on Saturday night. In Game 7, the Lady Jaguars won against the Belmopan girls in 2 sets taking the first set 25-14. Belmopan’s Shereen Reyes, Kimberly Spence and Ebony Leal counterattacked with the help of Thara Blanco, Angelica Reyes, Kaylani Reid and libero Yvette Price, but the Jaguars won the 2nd set 25-16.
In Game 8, the Moen Stars defeated the Dangriga girls in 2 sets. Aretha, Jacqueline and Nandy Sabal led the Dangriga offensive with the help of Jakeiva Moreira, Donna Neal and Jennifer Mangar, but the Stars won both sets 25-14 and 25-6.
In Game 9 on Sunday afternoon, the Belmopan girls won 3rd place with 2 wins and 2 losses by defeating the Cayo e-3 Light girls. Kaina Martinez and Nadine Flowers spiked home kills for the Cayo girls to win the first set 25-23, but Kimberly Spence, Ebony Leal and Kaylani Reid rallied the Belmopan girls’ counterattack to win the next 2 sets: 25-17 and 17-15.
In Game 10, the Lady Jaguars clinched the championship with their 4th win over their arch rivals, the 16-time champs – the Moen Stars. Shantell Arnold, Barbara Cadle and Tichelle Solis led the Jaguars’ offensive, hammering kills on balls set by Tanisha Encalada and Bobby Dee Usher while Jasmine Anderson and libero Esther Middleton received and kept the ball in play to win the first set 25-17.
Stars’ Marika Zuniga rotated into the game but the Stars’ felt the loss of attacker and blocker Precelia Hoare, who had twisted her ankle in the first match on Saturday. Kelsey Balderamos and Lupita Quan refreshed the attack line in the second set, but the Jaguars took the 2nd set 25-17.
In the award ceremony after the championship finals, BVA President Allan Sharp presented the team trophies and individual trophies to the champions and the 2nd place winners. In other volleyball news, the national women’s team is preparing to represent Belize in the Central American championships in Panama from the 28 November through the first week in December.

http://www.belizetimes.bz/2010/11/18/lad...eyball-champs/
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