Nemostars whitewash Sport-S in Game 3 to win league

  • Men: Sport-S 0-3 Nemostars (30-32, 13-25, 20-25)
  • Women: Nkumba 3-1 VVC (25-18, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20)
Nemostars after being crowned the 2017 National Volleyball League champions

If the opening set of Game 3 of the National Volleyball League playoff finals between Sport-S and Nemostars was anything to go by, neutral fans were in for a treat in the winner take all game.

However, it sure did not feel anything like a treat after the first set as Nemostars rolled on in the subsequent sets to brush aside Sport-S 3-0.

The first set was electric with Sport-S taking a quick lead as Nemo’s star player and skipper George Aporu had early struggles.

The four-time champions grew in confidence with rotation and the game was on. Setter Smith Okumu, utility player Tom Amou, Denis Aloka and Aporu were excellent on the blocks as the Nemo took the grueling first set 32-30.

Enter the second set, it was Nemo’s turn to start strong and had a 5 points advantage at the first technical time out. The lead extended to as big as 9 when they completely shut out Sport-S middle attack with close to perfect blocks and had a strong front court.

The third set was a continuation for Nemostars but after after the first technical timeout, Benon Mugisha’s charges made amends and wiped out Nemo’s lead to draw level at 14 with Dickens Otim and Ivan Ongom finding some escape routes on the wings.

After the second technical timeout, Nemo made a dash to the finish line and once against got the better of Sport-S like it was the case in 2015.

The title is Nemostars fourth following triumph in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Meanwhile, Nkumba University defeated Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) 3-1 to win the ladies league.

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