PIGEON POINT, St Lucia, October 18, 2015 – Brothers Trevor and
Taylor Crabb of United States took home the men’s gold medal at
the St Lucia Beach Volleyball Tournament after a solid 2-0
(21-16, 21-16) victory over Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo and Luis
Garcia on Sunday.
The Crabb brothers were playing in their first NORCECA
tournament and didn’t disappoint as they played good volleyball
during the whole weekend.
The American team also won by identical 21-16, 21-16 score in
their semifinal match against Trinidad & Tobago team of Daneil
Williams and Fabien Whitfield. Leonardo and Garcia had defeated
Carlos Escobar and David Vargas of El Salvador 2-0 (21-18,
“We played hard the whole tournament and never got tired despite
playing a lot of games,” Trevor said. “We both played with good
instincts, defended very well and blocked and passed very well.”
Taylor added: “It is my first NORCECA ever so I am very happy. I
am also happy to play with my brother. The competition all
around was very good with a lot of good teams representing their
countries. I feel very well winning the event.”
In the match for the bronze medal, the Trinidadians Williams and
Whitfield defeated Escobar and Vargas 2-0 (21-14, 21-12).
Men’s Results on Sunday
ISV d VIN 2-1 (21-17, 16-21, 15-7). Positions 13-14: ANT
d FSM 2-0 (23-21, 21-17). Semifinals: USA d TRI 2-0
(21-16, 21-16), GUA d ESA 2-0 (21-18, 21-9). Bronze Medal
Match: TRI d ESA 2-0 (21-14, 21-12). Gold Medal Match:
USA d GUA 2-0 (21-16, 21-16).
Men’s Final Ranking:
1. United States, 2.
Guatemala, 3. Trinidad & Tobago, 4. El Salvador, 5.
Canada, 6. Costa Rica, 7. Barbados, 8. St. Lucia-A, 9. U.S.
Virgin Islands, 10. St. Vincent and Grenadines, 11. St Lucia-B,
12. Dominica, 13. Antigua & Barbuda, 14. French St Martin, 15.
St. Kitts & Nevis, 16. Dominican Republic.