Lady Techs deny Mingoes a spot in the postseason

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 University of The Bahamas hitter Jada Coakley delivers a kill against the Lady Techs in New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) action at the Anatol Rodgers Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes women’s volleyball team was denied a spot in the New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) postseason after losing to the Lady Technicians in a play-in game at the Anatol Rodgers Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Mingoes lost in five sets, 25-23, 22-25, 24-26, 25-22 and 15-11.

Both volleyball teams had identical win/loss records, finishing tied for fourth in the standings, and the winner of the play-in game advanced to the playoffs.

“We still have some growing to do,” said Mingoes Head Coach Raymond Wilson. “Our game has grown a lot and they have gotten a lot better. However, choices kills us but that’s what you get with a young team. We are still developing and will make a lot of mistakes. We really were campaigning on making it to the playoffs but that’s behind us now. So, we’ll just go back to the drawing board and prepare for next season.”

The Lady Techs started strong in the first set. The Mingoes managed to stay close but maintain consistent momentum. The Lady Techs rattled off eight straight points at one point and ended up winning the set, 25-23.

The Mingoes bounced back to take the second set, 25-22, due to strong play in the middle, tying the match at a set apiece.

In the third set, the Mingoes took control, eventually winning that set, 26-24, to go up two sets to one.

The Lady Techs responded, taking the fourth set, 25-22, and forcing a decisive fifth set.

The Mingoes came out flat in the fifth set, and were down 11-3 at one point. They reeled off seven straight points to get within a single point at 11-10. The Lady Techs regrouped, sealing the match by winning four of the final five points. They prevailed 15-11 in that fifth set and took the match three sets to two.

“We played very hard tonight and we were able to keep it close at times,” Wilson said.

It was a close match throughout as none of the five sets were decided by more than four points.

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