Four teams tussle for one spot from Group D
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, August 11, 2017 - Four teams- Anguilla,
St Maarten, St Martin and St Lucia, go after one spot when
Group D of the NORCECA Zone of the FIVB World Championships
Qualifiers round for teams in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball
Association (ECVA), serves off at the Beausejour Indoor
facility, Saturday, August 12.
The mission of all four teams is to head to book that ticket to
the Inter - Continental Championships in Colorado Springs, USA
Getting to the next phase was the pull factor for all four
teams’ preparations as expressed by the respective head coaches.
Justus Connor- Anguilla: “Getting
to Colorado, that is the biggest incentive we are using to
motivate us and hopefully we can live up to those expectations….
We hope to play well, as we have a couple senior players and
hopefully they can come up to their potential”.
Connor said that despite not getting the desired amount of
practice sessions, his team is in St Lucia to compete.
Thierry Stephen- St Martin: “All
of are here for the same purpose, that is to qualify to go to
Colorado… We have been preparing for the tournament for quite
Stephen noted that his team’s strength is the teamwork which
exists among them .The St Martin head coach expects that the
other three opponents have the same ambitions of winning, hence
he foresees a very competitive tournament.
Dimitri Beauperthy- St Maarten: “We
see ourselves as our only competition… We expect to be in the
last game on Sunday and winning as well”.
Continuing his team’s intent to go all the way in the
tournament, Beauperthy stated, “Our boys are prepared mentally,
physically… I think we are ready once we stay to the plan, I
think we are one of the better teams in the tournament”.
Beauperthy revealed that they were focused on gaining the first
place, that they trained three times per week and were engaged
in several practice matches.
Terry Verdant – St Lucia: “We hope to be the winners and
get the chance to go to the next round- the inter- continental
championships as we have trained hard”.
“We are looking to be so dominant, that we are aiming at winning
all our matches 3 luv”, Verdant projected.
Verdant said that with St Lucia playing faster Volleyball, which
he believes will work in his team’s favour.