A Div Vball: Anglo-Chinese JC hold off Anderson JC to enter semi-finals top of Group Y
The AJC #14 spikes past the ACJC #11. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
PESEB, Friday, April 27, 2012 — Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) held off a resilient Anderson JC (AJC) to win 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) in their Round Two, Group Y match at the A Division Boys’ Volleyball Championship.
Both teams will head into the semi-finals with ACJC on top and AJC in second.
It was a close start to the first set as the lead changed hands several times. The teams were tied 15-15 before ACJC managed to pull a fast one over AJC to lead 21-17, prompting a time out from AJC. AJC fought back and brought themselves back into the game to trail 21-22, but a quick ball from ACJC ensured the latter held on to the lead.
ACJC continued their momentum and soon secured the next two points to win 25-22.
ACJC kept up the pace and raced to a 5-1 lead in the second set. A timeout by AJC at this point could not stop ACJC’s scoring streak as the team went on to take the next point.
However, AJC managed to turn the tables on ACJC as they closed in to tie 6-6 before going ahead to lead 8-6.
It continued to be a close match with both the score levelled for several consecutive points.
ACJC managed to extend their lead to 21-19, prompting a timeout from AJC. AJC were unable to level as the ACJC #3 further extended the lead with a service ace. From then on, things went downhill for AJC as spiking errors gifted ACJC many crucial points.
ACJC subsequently wrapped up the set 25-19.
ACJC 2 AJC 0
ACJC will next play Hwa Chong Institution in the semi-finals while AJC will play Nanyang JC.
The AJC #13 finds himself up against a three-man block by ACJC. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
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