Honore, Caceres power Technocrats past SEPoS
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad, May 29, 2013: Portugal-based T&T
professional Marc-Anthony Honore and Dominican Republic's Jose
Caceres tallied ten points each as Technocrats made a winning
start to wrest the men's title from Glamorgan with a 3-0 (25-17,
25-18, 25-17) win over BIG South East Port-of-Spain (SEPoS) in
their four-team opener of the Second Caribbean Volleyball
This was in the first of four matches on the opening day of the
five-day tournament hosted by the the T&T Volleyball Federation
at the University of the West Indies, Sports and Physical
Educational Centre (UWI SPEC), St Augustine, Wednesday.
In addition to Honore, who had six kills and four blocks in his
points tally and Caceres, with four blocks in his total, Elvin
Contreras, another Dominican Republic invitee added nine points,
laced with eight kills in the 70th minute win, the first of the
five-day tournament hosted by the T&T Volleyball Federation with
the support of the North, Central America and Caribbean
Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA).
Overall it was a solid team effort by Technocrats, which was
beaten in the final by Glamorgan in five sets last year, with
T&T internationals, Kevin Nimrod (five points), club captain
Sean Morrison (three) and Barbadian, Dale Addison, (three) all
chipping in to help in t5he 28-20 advantage on spikes, and 10-4
on blocks, while they trailed on service aces, 3-4.
SEPoS, which showed signs of a lack of team chemistry on the
floor, due to the late arrival of their overseas contingent was
led by national and club captain, Nolan Tash who had a match
high 11 points, ten of which were kills.
The trio of Suriname's Gino Naarden (five points), Barbadian
Fabian Cox (four) and local player, Ashton De Murrell (four)
were the other main contributors for SEPoS.
In the other men's match on Wednesday, USA's Jordan Du Fault had
16 kills and two blocks in his match-high 18 points to lead
defending champions, Glamorgan to a come-from-behind 27-29,
25-18, 25-16, 25-20 victory over debutants Toco Youths, in one
hour, 31 minutes, the longest match of the day.
Bahamian Byron Ferguson added eight, and Ryan Stewart and
Jamaican, Dellan Brown six points each in the win for Glamorgan
who made full use of their opponents 56 errors after being
dominated 43-38 on blocks and 9-6 on blocks.
St Lucian Joseph Clercent was Toco's top scorer with 17 points,
inclusive of 14 kills and three blocks while Pureto Rico's Pablo
Guzman got ten, Daneil Williams eight and Simon Blake and
Guyana's Quacy Matherson, six each.
Last year in the men’s decider, Glamorgan battled past
Technocrats 26-24, 28-30, 18-25, 31-29, 16-14 inspired by the
athleticism of guest player Germany's Sebastian Haehner, the
men's tournament "Most Valuable Player" award winner and libero
Jamaal Ferguson of Bahamas.
Thursday, two matches are carded in the men’s four-team
competition with Technocrats facing Toco Youths at 2pm and
Glamorgan tangles with SEPoS.
On Friday, the final round of preliminary matches, BIG SEPoS
meets Toco Youths from 12 noon and Technocrats and Glamorgan do
battle in a repeat of last year's title-match from 8pm in the
At the end of round-robin series, the four teams will then
contest a semifinal with first playing fourth and second meeting
third on Saturday, ahead of Sunday's third placed and gold medal