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 achieved.


Jean Phillipe Bayol led the offensive of the winners with 20 points, followed by Edgar Dumay and Olando Joseph with 14 and 13, respectively.


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 from Barbados.


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 weapons. "


"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.”