Barbados upsets hosts El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, July 29, 2014 - Barbados scored a big
upset victory over hosts El Salvador 25-21, 15-25, 25-17, 25-20
in opening day of the 2014 NORCECA Men’s U21 Continental
Championship on Tuesday
Barbados scored 29 points on El Salvador errors while committing
35. Barbados led in kills (45-32) and aces (4-2) while El
Salvador had the advantage in blocks (14-12).
Jabarry Goodridge led the winners with 19 points while Captain
Ammuniki Wood added 11 points. Andrly Stapleton chipped in with
10 points. El Salvador´s Captain Samuel Valdez had match-high 20
points followed by Mauricio Rivas with 14.
El Salvador has a rest day on Wednesday while Barbados will face
Honduras at 6:00 p.m.
Samuel Valdez, El Salvador's Captain: "It is normal that we feel
disappointed after a defeat, but we must learn from mistakes. We
have to turn the page and come back on Thursday to face
Honduras. In the second set the serve was a major weapon but
then it was very easy for Barbados.”
Ricardo Rivera, El Salvador's Coach: "I do not understand what
happened. It was a total tactical disorder. They didn’t follow
the tactical plan after the second set, and the service failed.
Now we have to wait for a combination of results to know what is
going to happen in the group.”
Ammuniki Wood, Barbados's Captain: "We had a lot of nerves to
start the tournament. We missed a lot, but the courage of the
team pulled us through. After losing the second set, we needed
the points to fight in the group."
John Stuart, Barbados's Head Coach: "Before the start of the
tournament I was concerned, but I'm happy now. El Salvador also
played well. We had a slow start but at the end we came out with