The National, Tuesday 10th July, 2012
By FRANKLIN KOLMA
SNIPERS shot down a fully functional Ela Motors outfit over the weekend in the PNG Nambawan Trophy NCD volleyball association men’s premier division competition.
They beat the motor vehicle trader 3-0.
Knowing that Ela Motors like using their tall spikers to barrage the opponents, the Snipers used a simple two-man attack.
With the rest of the team playing defensively at the net, that allowed the scoped gunners to maintain a constant scoring game while conceding as few as possible.
Unbeaten since the start of the season, the Snipers are becoming dictators in the competition.
They are perched on top of the ladder, looking down at all their possible victims.
Ela Motors dropped from fourth to fifth place as a result of their loss, while the Snipers maintained their reign of supremacy.
In other men’s results, Vanama had the last laugh, beating Vailima in a close match 3-2 to hold onto third place, Scorpions proved too strong, brushing aside After Dark 3-1 to maintain their second spot and U-Mi Yet stopped new team Gabagaba 3-1 to climb into fourth spot with four games remaining before the finals series begins.
On the women’s court, Vailima recorded their second straight victory, 3-2 over Idubada, making a late charge towards the final five.
Idubada’s young Emily Bae was punishing at the net, but poor execution by her teammates let her and the team down.
Scorpions maintained their placing in the top five, beating After Dark 3-0, U-Mi Yet held onto their top placing by belting Bullets 3-0.