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Students get a beating from Teachers

Students get a beating from Teachers


It was not a case of administering corporal punishment, but a beating nonetheless, as the Physical Education and Sports Teachers’ Association (PESTA) handed the students of Inter Secondary Schools a three to one defeat in the Final of the Firms and Industrial Volleyball Tournament.{{more}}

Led by veteran players Theodore Huggins and Wollis Christopher, PESTA had to utilize more of their technical ability to overcome a spirited Inter Sec team at the National Lotteries Tennis Courts at Richmond Hill last Monday night.

PESTA romped to a 25-21 triumph in the first set and established their dominance with a 27-25 win in the second. But this was after the Inter Sec had posted eleven unanswered points.

The third set proved to be a cliff hanger, with the lead changing hands frequently and drawing level on occasions.

Inter Sec made a show of the final winning set, 28-26, to force a set four in the best of five.

With the night growing older, the youthful exuberance of Inter Sec began to affect their mental game, as they began to play for the gallery.

PESTA had moments in which they, too, lapsed in the fourth set, but the final score read: PESTA 25, Inter Sec 23, and a relief to the teachers who had started to struggle with their stamina.

The first match of the double header finished with another defeat for the 2008 winner, Vinlec, who lost to RSVG Police, 25-13, 9-25, 14-16.

The teams will go at each other again this weekend at the same venue, when the Knock Out round commences.

The participation of the Inter Sec team in the tournament was a warm up for this year’s Windward Islands School Games to be hosted here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in July and August. (RT)