Olalomi Royal Spikers of OFFA and Life Camp VC of Abuja recorded their first win in the women’s category of the ongoing 2022 National Division 1 League in Abuja on Sunday.
Olalomi Royal Spikers came back from two set deficit to beat Yelwa Spikers of Bauchi 3-2 (18-25, 24-26, 25-11, 25-13, 15-13) in a highly tensed match while Life Camp VC dispatched Bayonet Spikers of Jaji 3-0 (26-24, 25-12, 25-9) at the indoor sports hall of MKO Stadium, Abuja.
In what was an easy first set Yelwa Spikers of Bauchi won 25-18 points. Yelwa fought hard to narrowly win the second set by 26-24 points. Olalomi Royal Spikers resumed the third set as they pummeled Yelwa Spikers 25-11; Olalomi Royal Spikers easily won the fourth set 25-13. In the fifth set, both teams showed determination but the young Olalomi Spikers eventually snatched victory by 15-13 points.
Life Camp VC and Bayonet Spikers entertained the crowd with their beautiful display as Life Camp won by 26-24 points. Life Camp meant business in the second set strolling to victory 25-12 points. Life Camp compounded the woes of Bayonet Spikers beating them 25 to 9 points.
Coach of Olalomi Royal Spikers, Oluwabukola Faremi said her team prepared for the 2022 National Division 1 League.
Faremi said coming from two sets down against am experienced team was not easy adding that she deployed different patterns to secure the win.
She said, “I am so happy because coming from two set down is not easy. The team prepared very hard for thed Division 1 League but the game was dicey in the first and second set but I just want to thank God.
“I kept on telling my players that volleyball starts from two zero; whether you are leading or losing but two sets. I instructed them not to give up and I changed patterns, trying ensure the girls get the deserved victory.”
“I am returning to the drawing board to see where we are lack and OLALOMI Royal Spikers will give everyone a tough time”, she added.