Caceres, Contreras keeps Technocrats perfect


ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad, May 30, 2013: Dominican Republic duo Jose Caceres and Elvin Contreras combined for 25 points as Technocrats improved to a 2-0 record with a second straight sets win from as many matches win in the Men’s Division, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22 over Toco Youths on the second day of the Caribbean Volleyball League at the University of the West Indies, Sports and Physical Educational Centre (UWI SPEC), St Augustine, on Thursday.


Caceres tallied 14 points, 11 of which were kills and two service aces while Contreras added 11 points, laced with nine kills, one block and one kill in the victory which came in 72 minutes.


Team captain Sean Morrison chipped in eight points, Portugal-based Marc-Anthony Honore got six and Kevin Nimrod, five for Technocrats who outscored their opponents, 36-29 on spikes, 7-5 on blocks and 3-1 on service aces.


For Toco Youths, who fell to a 0-2 record, Puerto Rico’s Pablo Guzman was the top scorer with 12 points, ten of which were kills while St Lucian Joseph Clercent got nine, punctuated by seven kills.


In Thursday's second men's match, USA's Jordan Du Fault was again the main contributor with 17 points as Glamorgan also improved to a 2-0 mark with a come-from-behind 19-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16 victory over BIG South East Port-of-Spain.


Du Fault tally was comprised of 13 kills, three blocks and a service ace while Bahamians, Prince'tanique Wilson and Byron Ferguson added nine points each in the win which came in one hour, 33 minutes to set up a group decider with Technocrats.


Suriname's Gino Naarden had a match-high 18 points for SEPoS in the loss while his compatriot Keven Sporkslede added 11, Barbadian Fabian Cox eight and Akim Bushe seven.


It was a better showing by SEPoS than in their opening day loss against Technocrats  which was evident by their 45-33 advantage on spikes while Glamorgan held the edge on blocks 15-10 and aces, 1-0.


However, for SEPoS it was a case of too many errors as they made 45 of them which turned into Glamorgan points.


On Friday, in the final round of preliminary matches, SEPoS meets Toco Youths from 12 noon and Technocrats and Glamorgan do battle in a repeat of last year's title-match from 8pm in the men.


At the end of round-robin series, the four teams will then contest a semifinal tomorrow with first playing fourth and second meeting third on Saturday, ahead of Sunday's third placed and gold medal playoffs.


Last year in the men’s decider, Glamorgan battled past Technocrats 26-24, 28-30, 18-25, 31-29, 16-14 inspired by the athleticism of guest player Germany's Sebastian Haehner, the men's tournament "Most Valuable Player" award winner and libero Jamaal Ferguson of Bahamas.