The Zion Cathedral’s Court was alive with excitement during the evening of October 12. It was the official start of the Abaco Church Sports Association’s volleyball season. That evening, Change Ministries’ men’s and women’s teams won over Cooper’s Town’s Wisdom Training Center (WTC).
As dusk settled over the court, the local teams practiced for a good hour while waiting for the Cooper’s Town’s teams. Score keepers and officials had been designated, the referee that evening being Sargent Paul Johnson who diligently went over the rules of the games with the participating teams as soon as they were in place.
After blessings by Pastor Dean, the women started the first game. The Murphy Town team demonstrated its superiority immediately in the first set, winning 25 to 8. They kept the advantage in the second set again winning by 25 to 7.
The visiting men gave the local team a good run in the second game. It was close scoring action during the two sets, but Change Ministries aimed to claim victory. After losing ground in the first half of the game, they soon caught up, winning the first set 25 to 21. The battle continued in the second set. Until the last minute of the set, it looked that a third one was going to be needed to decide on the winner. WTC lost the game with a 24 points score to Change Ministries’ 26, being thus eliminated.
Games continued on Thursday, October 17 with Zion Cathedral’s team playing against Change Ministries.
Change Ministries defeated Zion Cathedral in two sets. They had the superiority from the start in the first set, winning 25-11.
The second set offered more of a challenge. After a slow start, the Zion Cathedral’s team equalized easily at 24 points. But Change Ministries scored the last two points, winning 26 to 24.