Mixed fortunes for Bermuda at US Open Volleyball Championships
Bermuda’s men’s and women’s teams endured mixed fortunes on the second day of competition at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Orlando, Florida, yesterday.
The men’s team, Ace Boyz, who sealed their progression through to the Gold Bracket of the tournament after finishing second in their group, started strongly, overcoming Extended Car Warranty in straight sets, 25-10, 25-19.
However, they were unable to build on that momentum as they went down in a thrilling and hard-fought encounter against AK Sons, who ultimately prevailed 26-24, 25-23.
Ace Boys will now contest the Silver Bracket, where they take on Top Select Immortals today to determine their final placing from seventh to twelfth from a total of 43 teams in the Men’s B Division.
It proved a similar story for the women’s team, Devil’s Isle VC, in the Copper Bracket, starting the day in impressive fashion by brushing aside Radiate VB Flash 25-13, 25-14.
However the second match of the day against Golden Girls was a more difficult encounter with the opposition taking the first set 25-23. Bermuda’s women battled back to take the second set 25-22 but Golden Girls ultimately took the deciding set 15-11.
Devil’s Isle VC return to action today against Team RAD 40s, as they attempt to end the tournament on a positive note.