Academica do Mindeol, Atletico Volley take Cape Verde titles
In the women’s final, Academica do Mindelo beat Paulense Volley 3-1 (31-33, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18) after a marathon first set, while Atletico Volley overcame Academica PN, also 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18). Both champions were from São Vicente Island.
While the women’s finalists both breezed through their semifinals in straight sets, the men had a tougher time. Academica PN dropped the first set against Progresso 17-25 before taking the following sets 30-28, 25-14, 25-17. In the other semifinal Atletico were pushed to the limit over five sets, including a long fifth set as they beat Interclube 25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 23-25, 25-23.
The season began in October 2013.
In recent years, the FIVB has conducted several courses in Cape Verde, which is a group of islands situated 500 km off the west coast of Africa.