Dominica secures 3rd place with straight sets win over Grenada


POINTE-A - PITRE, Guadeloupe, June 16th, 2013 - Dominica confirmed the 3rd place position of the  World Championship Qualifier - Group N when they defeated Grenada for the second time in the tournament this time in straight sets - 25-14, 25-21 and 25-19.


The Dominicans varied their attack with almost everyone chipping in to score points. Kenworth Bedminister was the leader with 7 spikes and Lincoln Riviere helped him with five spikes in his overall 6 points. David Toussaint and  Kerwin George joined forces to add 10 points to the victorious cause.


Grenada too looked everywhere to gain points. In the end, three players (Akim Andrews, Jonell Phillip and Dominic Pierre) tallied 6 each but their efforts were not enough as they ended the tournament winless.


Coach Brathwaite of was not dejected at all with his winless performance. "Our learning curve certainly improved from this outing. We looked at the two top teams in particular and saw how they used their setters, how they run offensive plays and their quickness. These are all  notes for us to use when we return home,"  he chimed.


Coach Guiste of Dominica was somewhat satisfied but still not happy. "Coming here we really wanted to qualify in order to meet our main rivals (St. Lucia) again but that was not to be. However we would rather take the bronze that nothing at all," he concluded.


His captain in Ray Robinson supported the claims. I am not really happy with bronze but I am glad that we were able to learn particularly from the Central American team. They function a lot different from us and it would be very interesting to implement some of what we saw here especially to our young and upcoming players.


Both teams were eliminated at this stage of the competition.