Despite having the last laugh, the Stars received were shocked by a Solar Spikers team which started the match in a strong and aggressive approach giving them a 25-22 win.
The first set win for Spikers was a wake-up call for the defending champions who should thanked debutant middle blocker, Binta Bah. The tall and lanky player proved too strong for the opposing team with her blocks and strong hit from the center.
The impressive display by Bah helped the team secured a 26-24, 25-20 and 25-20 win in the final three sets of the match.
Unlike their female team performance, the Young Stars male squad was quick to finished-off the opponent Super Six in a three straight set win which ended 25-16, 25-23 and 25-16.
The earlier combative anticipation of the match was quickly dwindled due to Young Stars dominance with a combination of strong blocks, floor defense and strong spikes from Patrick Lombi, Abubakarr I Kamara and John Seasy.
Despite the defeat, Super Six had something from the match which they need to dwell and that is the display of the national U-23 captain Sahid Tarawalie and rising stars, Mohamed Sesay.
This year’s championship is playing on a round robin basis with the six club; Young Stars, Super Six, Solar Spikers, Forsieans, Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Force and SVC all battling for the crown.