St. Lucia marches on in ECVA Junior Male tournament

St. Johns Antigua, August 30, 2019 - St. Lucia easily defeated St. Kitts/Nevis in straight sets (25 -10, 25-9 and 25 -11) in their final match of pool play in the ECVA Male U21 competition. This was St. Lucia’s third straight victory.

The rookies of the tournament found it difficult to string points together while St. Lucia rolled along. The “Lucia Pressure” was indeed too much for S. Kitts/Nevis.

Coach of the St. Kitts/Nevis team- Shawn Seabrooks admitted this when he interviewed. “We were certainly outclassed by a better team on the day. This made achieving our objectives even harder. However my guys are always convincing me that they have the willingness to work hard and this augers well for the future”, he said.

Coach Terry Verdant of St. Lucia appeared pleased and pumped. It was an easy game but the challenge for us was not to lose focus and drop to the level of the opponents. I think that we achieved this by just looking at the score line”, he stated.

Throughout the game the inexperience of the St. Kitts Nevis team showed. They had no answer for 11 service aces 9 of them from Outside Hitter Fabio Lamontagne. He added 3 more points to that tally to become the leading scorer in the game. Florent Joshua was the second highest leading scorer with 8 points – all coming from Spikes.

Added to that, St. Lucia dominated the blocks 7 to 1 and Spikes 15 to 4.

The St. Kitts/Nevis individual scoresheet did not have any scores worthy of note as 6 players got at least a point and the highest contribution was 3.

As the rankings unfold it would appear as if these two teams will meet again in the crisscross semifinal on Saturday evening.