Volleyball BY KILA NAO Vailima made it their business to block the venom of Scorpions to register a convincing 3 to1 set victory in National Capital District volleyball premier men’s clash at Taurama Aquatic Centre on Saturday. The windows were opened for Vailima who went into the match without fear and caused havoc with their much improved play style. They sounded an early caution with good offensive and defensive patterns led by flashy Johnson Manoa, Siniva and Obed Siniva, David Oa, Arana Taviri and setter Velanama Ralewa on their way to win 25-20 the first set. Jamas, after sensing danger yet got their acts together and went into business with Loi Walo who took the lead. Walo made sure his backup Tonie Gima, Edward Aisi Jr, Koi One Jr (stand-in setter) and Valikali Alu Jr got what they wanted on the court. They dictated the play by forcing their opponents who made silly mistakes and looked fragile on the court and went on to win 20-25 in the second set. However, the Vailima lads were never discouraged but were diagnosed with extra strength that allowed them to go straight into the business part of the game. The game breaker Ralewa (setter) made sure that nothing was going to slip out of their hands as they bombarded their opponents from the word go. He directed the traffic with his clever play that lifted the players’ confidence and were more than relaxed. The Stingers in-house attitude was the key factor for their downfall amongst their own players that left no option for coach/player Ularalema Gia to take the court. The Scorpions enforcement was kept speechless in the remainder of the match regardless of some good off load spikes that came from Damien Aisi, Simon Tua, Tonnie Gima and Walo but to no avail. Both teams exchanged heated spikes and put formidable defensive blocks before Vailima went on to win 25-22 (third set) They (Scorpions) were shuttered with formidable blocks from Vailima defenders who gave no chances to the opposition hitters and this allowed them to go on to win 25-19 (fourth set). In the other matches, Jamas beat MJ Electrical U Mi Yet 3-1 set (25-17, 25-12, 20-25 and 25-21) and Phoenix dumped PTPLS Telikom 3-0 set. In the women’s race, Telikom humbled Phoenix 3-1 set (26-28, 25-22, 27-25 and 25-18) while Vailima flushed Scorpions 3-1 set (25-23, 17-25, 25-21 and 25-10) and U Mi Yet beat Jamas in a disputed match.