Triple T La
Cura Sport with good start in both genders
PORT OF SPAIN,
Trinidad, December 19, 2019 - Triple T La Cura Sport made a
winning start, to their respective men and women campaigns
when the 2019 The Office of the Prime Minister Premier
Volleyball League sanctioned by the T&T Volleyball
Federation served off at the Central Regional Indoor Sports
Arena, Saith Park, Chaguanas on Tuesday night.
In the lone
women's match on the opening night of the
six-day competition, La Cura Sport boosted by the inlcusion
of recent Caribbean Junior Championship "Best Setter"
awardee Dashonta Addison of Barbados, and Taisha Thomas
overcame former powerhouse Glamorgan 25-15, 23-25, 25-9,
25-13 in one hour, 36 minutes ahead of their remaining
matches against Toco Youths Volleyball Academy last night,
(Wednesday) and Big South East Port-of-Spain (SEPoS) Wolves
American-based Cameron Edwards had the hot hands for La Cura
Sport with 16 points while Taija Thomas added 13, and
Rheeza Grant 11 in the victory after outplaying their rivals
in attacks 45-13, and aces 12-3..
The La Cura Sport
men's line-up which included US-based Daynte Stewart and
Marlon Phillip and Henrique Harry was made to work even
harder for their win against Technocrats 25-16, 25-23,
20-25, 22-25, 15-10 in two hours, two minutes.
Stewart tallied a
match-high 22 points, Phillip added 19 and Harry 13 for the
winners while Ryan Stewart had a team-high 20 for
Technocrats, and Adriel Roberts, 12 in the loss.
Both teams were
even on spikes 43-all while La Cura Sport dominated on
blocks 12-7, and service aces, 13-4 while committing less
errors, 39 to 45.
And in the other
men's match, Blue Waters Challengers also needed five sets
to earn a win over Zenith 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 17-25, 15-10.
Martin Centeno led four players in double-figure scoring
with 20 points, while Jevaughn Saunders and Kerryne Joachim
added 13 each, and David Malpica, 11 while Joel Theodore was
the main scorer for Zenith with 23.
dominated their rivals on spikes (49-36) and aces (17-6) to
compensate for being outblocked 3-9 and also to make amends
for their 44 errors to their rivals, 32..
(Wednesday, December 18), two matches were on scheduled in
both the men and women genders.
In the men,
Technocrats faced Challengers, and Super League champions'
Toco Youths Volleyball Academy battled Big SEPoS, while in
the women's competition, Glamorgan tackled vs Big SEPoS,
and Toco Youths tangled with La Cura Sport.
At the end of the
women's four team round-robin semis the top team will face
the fourth placed team in one semifinal while second and
third meet in the other.
seven teams in the men's competition have been divided into
a group of four and one of three and at the end of their
round-robin series, the top two teams in each group will
advance to the cross-over semifinals.
than $60,000 in cash prizes is on offer the seven men and
four women teams.
champion will collect $20,000 while second gets $10,000, and
third $5,000 while in the women's competition, the champion
team will earn $16,000, second recieves $8,000, and third
In addition to
the team prizes, individual awards are also on off for the
top players in their respective positions, highlighted by
the 'Most Valuable Player" accolade.
There will also
be individual awards including Most Valuable Player for both
Volleyball Academy, Glamorgan, Triple T La Cura Sport. Big
Toco Youths Volleyball Academy, Big SEPosS Wolves, Glamorgan.
Pool B: Technocrats, Triple T La Cura Sports, Zenith,
Blue Waters Challengers.