Guadeloupe dismiss Dominica in three


POINTE-A - PITRE, Guadeloupe  June 15, 2013 - The highly anticipated clash between Dominica and hosts Guadeloupe ended in an anticlimax as the home side easily disposed of their neighbors in straight sets 25 -15, 25-12, 25-22 on Saturday.


Guadeloupe’s best scorer was Alexandre Watson with 14 points. Of those he had 4 blocks and 3 service aces to go along with 7 spikes. Assisting him were Loic Couchy and Gammiette Rosnel who chipped in with 12 and 10 points respectively. Couchy dominated with 10 spikes while Rosnel posted 5 blocks.


Guadeloupe now looks forward to the top of the group clash with Honduras on Sunday while Dominica and Grenada will tangle to avoid cellar place and restore some pride within their respective camps


Home team’s Coach Oliver Ismael was not surprised at all. "This was to be expected since this game was all about service and reception and we were superior in those categories hence the scores are not surprising to me," he said.


On the other hand, Dominica's coach Robert Guiste was utterly disappointed. We simply did not show up. This should have been a close game but it seems as if the guys suffered from emotional fatigue after the Honduras encounter. There was no response, no answer to the opposition’s game. Our blockers were too slow, nothing worked," he lamented.