IT was double victory for Raukele Dolphins as they catapult to the leadership in Fairfax volleyball association competition men’s and women’s premier division last weekend in Port Moresby.
In the top of the table clash the Dolphins denied Freeway Hox 3-1 in the men’s and in the women’s games; they beat Frambry Bombers side 3-1.
The men’s game went right down to the wire in the fourth set with Freeway Hox making a come back to equalise but eventually went down 28-25.
Standing score line was set 19-25 (Hox), 25-22 and28-25 (Raukele).
Raukele with powerful smasher Loi Walo at his best wreaked havoc with short quickies from setter Steven Alu.
Walo started that trend in the second set to complete the job in the fourth to post the victory.
Freeway Hoks with stylish Garry Duia made a contest of it but an ankle injury suffered by Duia derailed the Freeway intensity and momentum heading into the third set.
But it was also down to Raukele’s strategic time outs in the fourth set that disrupted whatever resistance Freeway Hoxs could muster even though they equlaised in the second set.
In the other men’s result, Telikom beat UPNG 3-2 and Rock Bottom Eagles bombed the Bombers 3-1.
The men point ladder Raukele, 32, Freeway Hox 32, Telikom 26, Bombers 24, Eagles 22, Fire Defence 17, and UPNG 16.
In the women’s Raukele veteran setter Martha Dick, Jean Kari and Hazel Vovote-Ruga experienced help to deny a younger Bombers outfit.
With a score line of 25-26, 25-10, 25-9 (Raukele) and 25-23 (Bombers).
In the other women’s result, Telikom beat UPNG 3-1
And the women’s ladder, Raukele 30, Defence 28, Bombers 24, Telikom 23, UPNG 19 and Freeway Hox 15