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Top club sides slug it out at Champions Cup
- Updated: September 23, 2016
Thursday’s second action-packed day of the Champions Cup volleyball tournament brought the best out of the contenders as they pulled out all the stops to book their places in the knock out stages at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville campus).
The competition is Volleyball South Africa’s premier national inter club championship for men and women.
In the women’s section Tuks, Watsonia, VUT and UWC reached the quarter-finals and went on to to fine tune preparations to make it to the podium as medallists.
There were no surprises in the hotly contested men’s quarter-finals as the bookies favourites galloped home in straight sets. The Durban University of Technology (DUT) beat University of Johannesburg (UJ) (3-0); Quantum brushed aside challenges from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (3-0) and Cape Town’s All Star Saints edged out KZN’s Maidstone (3-0).
However when Liberte bounced back from their opening match loss to UJ they refocused on the job at hand and marched to victory in the group stage.
Therefore it came as no surprise when coach Jason Govender plotted the down fall of tournament favourites, University of Western Cape (UWC) by three sets to two to face All Star Saints in the semi finals.
DUT will have their work cut out when they square up to the high-riding Quantum side from Johannesburg. The finals are set for Saturday.