Venezuela beats Trinidad and Tobago to play for fifth place
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, August 1st, 2018.- Venezuela
beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-17) to play for
fifth place at the men's volleyball tournament of the 2018
Barranquilla XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games at
Humberto Perea Coliseum.
Venezuela’s rhythm wasn’t the same shown during the previous
days but still they prevailed without setbacks in the
classification match for 5 to 8 positions against Trinidad and
Tobago. Venezuela waits for the winner between Guatemala and
The winners scored with 42-31 advantage in attacks and 2-0
margin in aces. Both teams scored 7 points on blocks. Venezuela
scored 23 points on Trinidad and Tobago’s errors while limiting
to 12 their own.
Opposite players Luis Arias and Jesus Gomez of Venezuela, scored
16 and 11 points accordingly. Opposite Nicholas Prescott
finished with 11 points for Trinidad and Tobago, accompanied by
middle blockers Marc Honore and Kwesi Daniel with 8 points
Luis Arias, Venezuela’s top scorer said “it was a good match,
with good level, some players rested today and we knew how to
get the job done. Every team here pushes strong and if you get
distracted the opponent gets closer. Trinidad and Tobago was
always there, close, y we kept trying to put our rhythm. We will
finish the competition in the best position possible”.
Top scorer Nicholas Prescott of Trinidad and Tobago said “we
were not expecting to be playing for this position; our goal was
to accomplish to be in the top four. Tomorrow we will do our
best to finish in the best place possible. Team wise, we didn’t
use the same energy from what we started with. This is the sport
that we love so it’s not hard to play for any position.
Venezuela performed with more consistency in their offense