Home team Grenada satisfies fans with victory over BVI
LA BORIE, Grenada, November 1, 2018 – After a very
close opening game Grenada sizzled while BVI fizzled to hand the
home team a straight set victory in 28-26, 25-20 and 25-11 much
to the delight and pleasure of a small home crowd.
Game one could have gone BVI’s way who lost game point twice
while leading at 25-24 and 26-25 due to unforced errors. Grenada
gleefully accepted and never looked back.
BVI: “We faded as time went on due to the fact that our defense
disappeared at the net giving the Grenadians free will. In
general we suffered greatly from far too many unforced errors.
This will have to improve going forward”, said Stephen Payne the
Grenada’s coach Raphael Brathwaite was not happy despite the
victory. My guys got carry away and were looking for too much
power hitting particularly in the first game. We settled after
that and developed and good attacking rhythm with a more focused
attack with very hat had very little problems as BVI had
difficulty passing. Despite the victory we will have to bring a
better game against St. Vincent” he warned.
On the individual score sheet it was Grenada’s Middle Blockers
who stood out. Nikel John (14) and Darron Oxford (13) combine
for 27 points and dominated the scoresheet. No one for BVI got
to double figure but Miguel Martin had 6 points as the top
In general Grenada led in all scoring categories 43-16 in
Spikes; 8 to 4 in services and 11 to 1 in blocks. Meanwhile they
benefited from 36 BVI errors while only committing 16.
Grenada next match is against one of the tournament’s favourite
St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This match is expected to take
place late on Match Day 2. However BVI gets the first
opportunity to test the Vincie Heat in match four of pool play.