University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes women’s volleyball team looked poised to make a comeback in their match against the Lady Warhawks in New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) action at the Anatol Rodgers Gymnasium Tuesday night, but fell short.
The Mingoes dropped the first set, 25-21, but came in the second set focused. They won that set, 25-22, to even the match at a set apiece.
The Mingoes struggled in the third set with eight service errors and five unforced errors. They eventually dropped that set, 25-15.
The team then regrouped in the fourth set, turning in three service aces and four straight attack wins to go up 11-8. The
experienced Warhawks stayed focused and were able to come back and win the fourth set, 25-19.
Hence, the Mingoes dropped in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 and 25-19.
Head coach Raymond Wilson said the team has been improving throughout the season and it showed in the match.
“We need to play with more confidence,” he said. “Once we identify a game that is winnable, we need to be able to take advantage of it and I think that is where we are lacking. The girls just have to work on their confidence and realize that we are playing at the level we need to play at, but we need to execute.”
Shanyhah Bowe led the Mingoes with four points.