BoT maintain rollercoaster display in volleyball league

23Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
BoT maintain rollercoaster display in volleyball league

MWANZA Regional volleyball league defending champions, Bank of Tanzania (BoT) Club, have continued to maintain a serious quest for title retention after finishing the league's first round with two wins at the MTC venue in the region early this week.

Action during a volleyball match at the University of Dar es Salaam.

BoT recorded a resounding 3-0 win over Ukerewe in the first game and then commanded a similar victory over Buchosa in the subsequent fixture.

Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) proved they are still keen on staging a determined quest for silverware with a 3-2 win over Baptist Volleyball Club (BVC).

SAUT have been enjoying a fairly an impressive spell in the first round and victory in the coming games will help the team pose threat to other tournament favourites, BoT Club and Magu in the battle for the podium finish.

BVC, one of serious contenders for the top honour in the previous season, have so far been struggling to replicate their previous season's form this time around and the team will need to step up its game to stand a chance of excelling in the league.

Magu, who are currently hot on heels of the men's category leaders BoT Club, continued putting solid display to garner convincing wins and bolster their chances of snatching the trophy from the defending champions.

Magu made short work of BVC to register a 3-1 win over the latter in the first game and then posted a 3-0 rout of MTC.
The women category's only match played at the same venue ended with Magu cruising to a 3-0 over MTC.

The juniors' category saw leaders, Magu, maintain their winning ways with two victories in games played at the same venue.

Magu youngsters edged their closest challengers, Butimba Prison Club, 3-2 in the first game and then trounced hosts, MTC by 3-1 in the other game.

The first round of the league has ended with BoT perched at the top of the standings in the men's category after collecting 21 points, opening a three-point gap over second-placed Magu.

SAUT, BVC and Faru occupy the third, fourth and fifth positions with 14, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Tournament hosts, MTC, have so far, failed to make the most of the home ground advantage, given they have been positioned six with four points, a point above seventh placed Buchosa.

Ukerewe, who have yet to register a win, are languishing at the bottom of the standings with no point.
BoT Club also leads the rest of the teams in the women category with eleven points, with Magu occupying the second spot with ten points.

MTC and BVC have recorded six and three points, respectively, to secure the third and fourth positions. SAUT ladies have endured a winless spell to stay at the bottom of the standings firing blank.

In the juniors' category, Magu have collected ten points to secure the top position, three points above second-placed Butimba Prison Club. BVC and Faru are in the third and last spots, respectively, despite having been level on two points.