JDF, UWI take home men’s and women’s titles at 2023 MOSA Classic Volleyball Tournament

By October 31, 2023

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and UWI Volleyball Club emerged as the respective male and female winners at the 2023 MOSA Classic Volleyball Tournament.

The event, a precursor to the national club league, was played on Saturday and Sunday at the MICO University College Auditorium.

On the female side, UWI were dominant throughout the two days, winning four matches out of five, with their only loss coming against Masters Volleyball Club in straight sets on day one.

The final gave them an opportunity to exact revenge on Masters and they did just that, winning by three sets to none. They sped to a 25-12 first set win before Masters put up more of a fight in the second set, eventually losing 19-25. The third set was closest of all with UWI prevailing 25-22 to come away with the title.

The men’s tournament saw JDF go unbeaten over the two days, with the final against UWI “A” proving to be their toughest test.

JDF took the first set 25-17 before UWI “A” rallied to tie proceedings at one set all with a 25-21 triumph in the second. The third set was won by JDF by a score of 25-20 before UWI “A” win the fourth 25-22 to push the final to a fifth and deciding set.

In the end, JDF held their nerve to pull out a 15-7 fifth set victory and crown themselves as champions.

MOSA Volleyball Club took home third place in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

They defeated JDF (24-22, 21-9) in the women’s tournament and beat Venus Volleyball Club (21-17, 21-13) in the men’s tournament.

The Most Valuable Player of the female tournament was Erica Harris of UWI while JDF’s Mark Blake took home MVP honors on the male side.

 

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