Black Rhinos shot to the top of the Harare Volleyball Association Premier League log table after brushing aside Harare Poly and youthful airmen Manyame Airforce Falcons in straight sets.
The army side barely broke a sweat as they dispatched both teams to move two points clear off the Citizens who were not in action this weekend.
Correctional Spikers had a productive weekend as well as they won two of their encounters against the Falcons and PPU. They had to dig deep though to win 3-2 as they overturned a 1-2 deficit at the hands of the Falcons before getting an easier win over police side Police Protection Unit.
UZ Wolves recovered from a set down to continue their fine run in the league as they dismissed Support Unit 3-1.
Support Unit had mixed fortunes, as they walloped ZRP Harare before succumbing to defending Champions, Wolves. ZRP Harare recovered well from their Friday loss to Support Unit to dismiss fellow Police side PPU by three sets to one.
They were seven changes in the league with the top teams pulling away from the rest of the pack. The top four have been the usual suspects however with Black Rhinos, Harare City, UZ Wolves and Support Unit all fighting for honours.
In the women’s category, Harare City stayed at the top of the log despite their inactivity in the league. The biggest upset of the weekend came in the Saturday Match of the week, where Gondo Harishayi upstaged the Wolves in 4 sets.
Support Unit recovered from a set down to clinch the last three sets in a hard-fought victory that sent them level on points with the Citizens with an inferior set difference. Support Unit had earlier on edged fellow side ZRP Harare 3 – 2 at Morris Depot on Friday afternoon.
Manyame Falcons were clinical this weekend with commanding victories over ZRP Harare and Correctional Spikers by an identical 3-1 scoreline.
ZRP Harare recovered from their Friday disappointment at the hands of Falcons to dismiss an inexperienced Eagles side by 3 sets to nil.
Eagles never looked troubled against PPU as they won their match in straight sets to maintain third position on the log.
There were not many changes in the women’s category besides Support Unit’s big jump from fourth to second position. The top two are perfectly poised as we approach the mid-season with Citizens and Gondo Harishayi neck to neck on 17 points, and a 6-0 win-loss.