Dominica wins battle of the Windwards over Grenada


POINTE-A - PITRE, Guadeloupe, June 16, 2013 - Dominica came from a set down to defeat Grenada 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-19) in the 5th match of the World Championship Qualification Group N.


Team Dominica had three guys in Lincoln Riviere, David Toussaint and Julian Seraphine led the scoring with 7 points each. Shayne Guiste supported with a contribution of 6 points.


Team Grenada had Dominic Pierre lead all scorers with 12 points 9 of which were spikes. He was assisted by Jonell Phillip with 11 points inclusive of 8 spikes.


At the end of the first set the Dominican coach (Robert Guiste) made a bold move by replacing most of his regular starters with the reserves. This move he later admitted may have accounted for the come from behind victory.


"The second team seems to have a good chemistry between them and as a result they won a lot of points. They always want to prove a point and so they play with energy and drive and this may have proved too much for the opponents


Coach of the Grenada team was upbeat in defeat. I must say I am quite satisfied with the way the guys played showing great commitment. We have been plagued by injuries that have left us with a 7 man roster. Added to that one of our key outside attackers has had to play the role of setter and this has adversely affected our attack and team balance.


Dominica looks forward with confidence to the bronze medal match where they will meet Grenada again, and will back themselves against an excellent track record against them. Grenada on the other hand will continue to nurse their injured while pour in their best effort with all the charges that are left