Glamorgan scolds New Arising Sports Company


ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad, May 30, 2013: USA’s Kim Willoughby-Tucker continued her impressive showing when she top scored with 17 points for Glamorgan in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-12 defeat of New Arising Sports Company (NASC) to improve to a 2-0 record in the four-team Women’s Division of the Caribbean Volleyball League at the University of the West Indies, Sports and Physical Educational Centre (UWI SPEC), St Augustine, on Thursday. 


Willoughby-Tucker, the lone player in double-figures for the match had ten kills, two blocks and five aces in her tally while Marisha Herbert (six), Jalicia Ross (five), USA’s Kayle Mann (five)  and Barbadian duo Shari Matthews and Anicia Wood with four apiece all chipped in in the 64-minutes win.


US Virgin Islands’ Danielle Selkridge led her team with eight points while Delicia Pierre and Samanytha Mann added four each for New Arising (0-2), who were overpowered  on spikes 31-12 and service aces, 9-3 while holding their own on blocks, 9-8. 


Defending champions,  University of T&T also improved to a 2-0 record after easing past a determined Technocrats 25-14, 26-24, 25-17 in 72 minutes.


Once again, the national trio of Channon Thompson (14 points), Krystle Esdelle (11) and Sinead Jack (nine) as well as Abigail Gloud (eight) combined to lead UTT to the win ahead of its group decider with bitter rival Glamorgan on Friday night.


Curacao's Christine Anthony led the Technocrat fightback with 13 points while Rheeza Grant got nine, Andrea Kinsale six and Jamaican, Chirene Richards four in the loss.


On Friday, in the final round of preliminary matches, Technocrats meets NASC from 2pm followed by UTT and Glamorgan in a repeat of their women's final.


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


Last year in the women’s final national senior women’s team captain Krystle Esdelle was voted as the "Most Valuable Player" of the tournament after she led the UTT past Glamorgan 27-29, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24, 17-15 in a very entertain