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Toco women top East for quarters spot
Toco Youth Volleyball Academy became the first qualifiers for the T&T Volleyball Federation Super League Women’s B Division national playoffs when they defeated host Tobago Elite 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-16 at the Scarborough Secondary School for a fourth win from as many matches.
With the four points earned from the four-sets win, Toco Youths ended as winner of the East Zone, Toco Youths with 19 points eight clear of Tobago Elite, which also qualified as zonal runner-up.
The five other zones are yet to determine their qualifiers to the playoffs with ten spots still up for grabs.
Glamorgan I won the North I three-team group with a 4-0 record and 20 points, ten more than the University of Southern Caribbean while in North II, Glamorgan II with maximum 20 points after four wins leads from Zenith with 2-1 record and ten points, one ahead of Glamorgan III which has played a match more.
Down South, Southern United I with 22 points from five matches has a five-point cushion over the University of T&T (UTT) while Starling (six) and Southern United II (five) are also in the hunt for the three places.
And in the West, SEPoS has 14 points from three wins, nine ahead of West Side Stars and Maribunta while winless Defence Force, are also not out of the mix for one of the three qualifying positions.
...Tobago Elite makes it four straight
The Tobago Elite men’s team had much better fortunes as they won for the fourth straight match from as many outings in the B Division East Zone, 27-25, 25-22, 26-24 over Toco Youth Volleyball Academy in the second match at Scarborough Secondary on Saturday.
Tobago now has 18 points and two matches left to play against Technocrats and Youth Team and are favourites to secure a national playoff spot as one of the top two teams in the group.
In the North Zone from which the top three will qualify, Glamorgan (22 points) holds a one point lead over Zenith, both from five matches each.
Third is the University of Southern Caribbean with 19 points from six matches, and UWI is fourth with 13 and still in the qualification mix.
The five-club West Zone is also still to be determine with BIG South East Port-of-Spain (19), Challengers (14) and West Side Stars (nine) occupying the three qualifying spots, with Defence Force (three) and Big SEPoS II (zero), the other participants.
Down South, the quarterfinals line-up has been completed with Southern United Volleyball Academy II meeting Central United and Starling II against Dow Village.
Starling I and Southern United Volleyball Academy I are already in the semifinals as South Zone Pool A and B winners.
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