Haiti surprised Barbados and will play for the fifth
HAVANA, Cuba, August 31, 2018 - In an unprecedented event
between these teams, Haiti defeated Barbados but required the
five sets (15-25, 25-23, 18-25, 31-29, 15-10 ) and will discuss
the fifth seat against Guatemala on the last day of the Norceca
Sub-21 Men's Volleyball Tournament.
While outside the Coliseum fell a torrential downpour, inside
the Haitians crumbled the dreams of their rivals with an
impressive comeback in the fourth set and lethal shot in the
tie-break, and after the victory the logic racket for the
Jean Phillipe Bayol led the offensive of the winners with 20
points, followed by Edgar Dumay and Olando Joseph with 14 and
For Barbados, Akeel Oxley had a maximum total in the game of 25
points. Others with double figures among the losers were Akeil
Williams (17), Ashe Oxley (13) and Kadeem Morris (12).
Barbados outscored in attacks 54-47 and blocks 15-13 and both
teams scored 6 aces. In unforced errors Haiti had 37 against 38
Adolphe Ralp, technical director of the winners, commented that
"it was a very good game and in front of a team that in our area
of Cazova had always won, but today we were motivated and
played happy since the match started in order to meet with the
purpose, and technically the blockade was one of our best
"For me the victory was not a surprise because we prepared
ourselves to meet this objective, I am very happy," he said.
Brandon Callender, the captain, acknowledged that "Barbados is a
very good team, we had never been able to defeat it, but today
we played better".
John Stuart, coach of Barbados, said that "we made many unforced
errors, otherwise we would have finished earlier in our favor,
this is the first time that Haiti has beaten us.”