homepage

 

 

St. Lucia Blunts St. Kitts/Nevis in ECVA Men’s Opener

 

LA BORIE, Grenada, November 1,   2018 – St. Lucia defeated St. Kitts/Nevis in a confident and clinical manner in match #1 of pool play in the ECVA men’s championship. The straight sets victory (25-13, 25-13, and 25-11) was a no contest as St. Kitts/Nevis could find no answer for the power and pace of St. Lucia.

 

Coach Terry Verdant of St. Lucia concurred that it was an impressive victory for his team. “We had very little problems executing our game plan tonight and the opponents obliged by putting up very little resistance. It was a confidence booster as we remain on course for achieving our objective”, he said.

 

His opposite number from St. Kitts Nevis - Jason Liburd concluded that it was an overall poor performance for them. You can sum this up in one word – Passing. Our passing was nonexistent and you would know that once that is off it is very difficult to get anything going. Kudos to the opponents who also played a very good game and compounded our problems but we will bounce back”, he beamed.

 

The scorecard reflected the dominance of St. Lucia leading in two of the three categories. In Spikes they led 36 to 7 in Service Points it was 18 to zero while Blocks were even at 4.

 

Outside Hitter Clercent Joseph and Middle Blocker St. Jean Tevin led all scorers with 14 points each. Joseph main scoring area was spikes (11) while Tevin had 8 service aces from his 14.

 

Overall St. Lucia gave up 17 errors and earned 27 from St. Kitts/Nevis

For the losers Shawn Seabrooks mustered 5 points to be the top scorer for his team.

St. Lucia go on tangle with perennial arch Rivals Antigua Barbuda in their in second match of pool play.

Prior to that, St. Kitts/Nevis will meet the Antigua/Barbuda in the third game of the competition early on Day 2.