Female Semifinal matchups in ECVA Beach Youth Olympic Beach Qualification decided


PIGEON POINT, St Lucia, October 19, 2013:  The semifinal match ups in the female component of the   Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association(ECVA) Zone of the  NORCECA Round of the Youth Olympic  Beach Qualification Tournament, have been determined.


Featuring in Sunday’s semifinals are  St Vincent and the Grenadines plays St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda  takes on Grenada.


The matchups were determined after the four participants engaged each other  in round robin play on Saturday.


St Vincent and the Grenadines topped the round robin phase with two wins and one loss; Antigua and Barbuda was second, also with two wins and one loss, while Grenada and St Lucia, both recorded one win.


St Vincent and the Grenadines team of Angelique Allan and Makhallia Matthias won from Grenada’s pair of Jomelar Billy and Carsie Paul  2-1( 21-16, 10-21, 15-11) and Antigua and Barbuda represented by Natasha Best and Zellene Edwards 2-0 ( 21-12, 21-19).


But Allan and Matthias lost out to the St Lucian pair of Dala Noel and Skye Mondesir 0-2( 15-21, 15-21).


Likewise, Antigua and Barbuda had two wins to their credit and one loss.


Best and Edwards outweighed Noel and Mondesir 2-0 ( 21-8, 21-18) and  Billy and Paul 2-0 ( 21-10, 21-8).


Billy and Paul ousted Noel and Mondesir 2-1 (24-22, 13-21, 15-9), to record Grenada’s lone win.


Sunday’s  semifinals winnersgo  forth to the title match , with the losing semifinalists take part in the third place play off.


The eventual winner earns a straight passage to the debut appearance of Beach Volleyball at the Youth Olympic Games slated for Nanjing, China set for August 16 to 28.


Full Results


VIN d GRN 2-1 ( 21-16, 10-21, 15-11), ANT d LCA  2-0 ( 21-8, 21-18), VIN d ANT 2-0 ( 21-12, 21-19), GRH d LCA 2-1 9 24-22, 13-21, 15-9), ANT d GRN  2-0( 21-10, 21-8), LCA d VIN 2-0 ( 21-15, 21-15).