By ISAAC LIRI
EDATEC Scorpions will face Jamas in the women’s premier qualifying final as the National Capital District Volleyball Association enters its finals series at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Michele Walo and Isa Hicks are the pillars for the Stingers’ attack and their presence will be felt at the net, with Melisa Pokana taking care of their setting role.
Scorpions rely mostly on individual brilliance where Michele and Isa are expected to shine at the net, while their colleagues provide good backcourt cover.
Clera Kila will shoulder most of Jamas load as the playmaker. Jamas rely more on their teamwork and two players who are expected to stand out at the net are Diane Oli and Veari Aunama.
Jamas have a reliable backcourt defence, therefore, a close result is expected.
The winner of their match will challenge minor premier PTPSL Telikom next week in the major semifinal for the first grandfinal berth.
MJ Electrical U-Mi Yet will be up against Vailima in the women’s premier elimination match.
U-Mi Yet have a balanced side in the likes of the Garena sisters (Lois and Annrika), Emily Bae, Hitolo Raka, Sopo Alsop, Luana Travertz and Patricia Hani but they have been hot and cold throughout the season.
If they (U-Mi Yet) can pull themselves together, they can cause a lot of damage on other teams.
Vailima also have quality players in their team such as Bala Babaga, Nancy Sirae, Susie Yikolisa, Linder Simoi and Tamara, so Vailima are capable of stretching U-Mi Yet. The losers hang up their shoes.
“The winners play the losers of the Scorpions-Jamas clash next week.
In the women’s A-grade qualifying match, Ela Motors will be up against Edatec Scorpions in a do-or-die clash
Minor premiers MJ Electrical U-Mi Yet are on a bye this weekend.
By ISAAC LIRI