The Portsmouth Breakers can no longer be referred to as “up and coming youngsters.” Indeed, the team has come a long way and matured right before the eyes of the scores in attendance at the LIME Sports Complex last evening as they dethroned the defending champs to claim the title of 2015 National Volleyball Champs.
After a dog fight with top contenders, DBiz Young Vets in the semis, the Breakers set their sights on gold but faced an uphill battle against a well experienced two time defending champs LIME Wolf Pac. With last year’s spanking from this same opponents still in their minds, the Breaker’s took game one infront of their home crowd last Sunday with a score of 3-2. Game two in the best of three series took place on Tuesday evening at LIME and it was another epic 5 set nail biting thriller. The Portsmouth natives took set 1 but the wolf Pac would not go down quietly. The game continued tit for tat as the two teams exchanged points and sets. This made for exciting viewing by the dozens gathered to witness this grand finale. The 5th set started with the Breakers jumping out 5-0 but the Wolves came back and would eventually lead the game 14-13. Strong determination from the players and massive support from their cheerleaders gave the Breakers much needed confidence to pull off the win 16-14.
Final scores 25-22 13-25 25-18 22-25 and 16-14.
The Portsmouth Breakers are the 2015 National Volleyball Champs. Congratulations to them and their supporters. The future of volleyball looks bright!