Blue Eagles set their defence of the Kumudzi Volleyball Invitational Tournament on track at Lilongwe Community Centre Court on Saturday.
They qualified for the semi-finals after they finished top of Pool B with a clean record.
The Eagles beat Calvary Family Church (CFC) and Likuni Hammers with three-straights (3-0) in their qualifier games.
Against CFC, they won 25-13, 25-21 and 25-22 whereas against Likuni Hammers they won 25- 17, 25-19 and 25-23.
Likuni Hammers joined the Eagles in the last four after they beat CFC 3-1.
Blue Eagles stand-in captain Chilango Mkwanda, said the results speak volumes of their mission.
â€œIt is our mission to retain the championship. We know that the higher we go, the tougher it becomes and we will intensify our training. There are big teams such as Kamuzu Barracks and Spikers standing in our way, but we are ready for them,â€ said Mkwanda.
In Pool A, national volleyball champions Kamuzu Barracks (KB) qualified for the semi-finals after they stunned Lilongwe Spikers 3-1 and Natural Resources College (NRC) 3-0.
This is the second defeat for Spikers in a week at the hands of the soldiers after they lost in the national volleyball championship finals last Sunday.
Spikersâ€™ senior player Chipiliro Kantikana attributed the defeats to the absence of their two captains Luka Kamvazina and George Dick. Spikers sneaked to the last four after they beat NRC 3-1.
Semi-finals and finals will be played on Saturday at Kumudzi Eco-Learning Centre along Bunda College.
The tournament is sponsored by Dr David Mkwambisi to the tune of K100 000.