Harare City continued with their dominance in the Harare Volleyball Premier League, women category at Manyame Airbase, in one of the exciting matches that were lined up during the weekend.
The “City Mothers” brushed aside police side ZRP Harare in straight sets, 25-12; 25-16; 25-12, to sit five points on top of the log table.
University of Zimbabwe Wolves needed all five sets to overcome stubborn Falcons at their own backyard. They have however dropped to fourth on the log standings, having dropped a point this weekend as their match against air women ended 3-2.
Support Unit jumped to third with a comfortable 3-nil win over new-girls, Eagles. Gondo Harishayi ladies are still to drop a set in the league and are looking solid as we approach week six of league action.
ZRP Harare coach Prisca Mhuru had a weekend of mixed fortunes as her team slumped to a three-nil defeat to log leaders City before taking all three sets without a response from College side, Harare Poly. They become the biggest movers of week five as they jumped from 11th position to 6th.
Eagles recovered from a set down to dispatch Correctional Spikers 3-1 and maintain third spot, two points behind CBZ Jewels and seven adrift of the Citizens.
DZ Evangelists and Harare Poly remain pointless as we approach week six of the HVA Premier League.
In the men’s category, the Citizens continued with their fine start to the season with some dominant displays against Harare Poly and Correctional Spikers, winning by 3 nil scorelines.
They now sit four points clear at the top of the log after eight matches played with a superior 8-0 win-loss ratio.
Black Rhinos took six points in their two encounters versus Correctional Spikers and Support Unit to maintain their second place on the log table on 20 points after eight matches played.
University of Zimbabwe Wolves are the only team in the men’s category to drop a set as they had an easy win against NABA. With a 5-0 win-loss ratio they remain the team to challenge the Citizens for top honours.
Gondo Harishayi took all three points from Army side Stallions before succumbing to their first defeat this season at the hands of another army side Black Rhinos in straight sets.
NABA won their first match of the season as they squared off against hosts Manyame Airforce Falcons, 3-0. The win ensured a huge leap for the high energy NABA to ninth on the log and hopefully a glimpse of good volleyball to come from the 2016 champions.
Harare Poly took all three points from ZRP Harare, who were in no show before they slumped to City by three sets to nil.
CBZ Jewels had an easy afternoon as they rolled past new-boys DZ Evangelists to claim all three sets, 25-14; 25-15; 25-22.
DZ Evangelists and PPU remain glued at the bottom of the log table without wins in the HVA Premier League as we approach week six. Changes are still expected in the top five for men as the Wolves, Support Unit and Stallions have matches in-hand. Same is expected in the women’s category especially positions two to five.