WINNIPEG, Canada, June 7, 2008.- The win of
Trinidad and Tobago over Puerto Rico gives them
the sixth place. Trinidad & Tobago managed to end
the game in four sets. Set scores were: 23-25,
25-18, 25-22, 25-23.
All through this tournament, Trinidad & Tobago
always kept a high energy on court. They
constantly reduce their number of mistakes,
leaving no chance to the Puerto Rico crew during
this last match.
Nolan Tash was the head scorer for Trinidad &
Tobago, with 26 points. Teammates Mark Daly and
Marc Anthony Honore both got 12 points. The young
Sequiel Sanchez and the tall Jackson Rivera each
cumulated 14 points for Puerto Rico, while Angel
Ruiz earned 11 tallies.
Coach of Trinidad & Tobago, Augusto Sabbatini said
some touching words about his players: “The men’s
volleyball program is just starting in Trinidad &
Tobago and this win represent a lot for us.
Psychologically, it means more than a ranking to
my guys. We are growing together and going through
a lot of emotions. We are one big family. My team
is my family”.
“We are definitely happy with this tournament. Our
libero was injured so we had to adjust but all the
guys handled it perfectly. We played with our
heart and we had fun.” stated Trinidad & Tobago
captain, Mark Daly