Martinique blanks Anguilla 3-0 again, take Pool M bronze
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, June 16, 2013 - Martinique registered a
second straight 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-16) defeat of Anguilla to
take the bronze medal in the NORCECA Second Round Group M
Tournament towards the 2014 FIVB World Volleyball Championship
Leading the way for Martinique which dominated on spikes 25-19,
blocks 6-5 and service aces, 9-0 was Edouard Lowinsky with 14
points, while Brice Hardy-Dessources got 10, with three service
aces and two blocks.
Sherwin Richardson was the top scorer for Anguilla with ten
points, while Calvin Samuel got eight.
Reflecting on his team’s fourth straight loss from as many
matches in the two-day tournament, Ian Conner, captain of
Anguilla said like all the other matches his team’s main problem
was their first pass from the serve.
“Our passing was not consistent enough and at this level if it
is not you will not get the result you want,” said Conner who
thinks his team needs to train a lot harder and stay together as
a unit if they want to improve and compete at this level
Martinique captain David Lefaivre admitted it was difficult for
his team to get ready to play for the bronze, after coming so
close to getting to the gold medal match.
“It was very tough, but we knew Anguilla would be coming out to
play much better than they did in the morning match and their
level did improve. They played a much better fighting game, but
we were also ready and determined to end with a win,” ended
Jason Liburd, Anguilla coach while not happy that his team
failed to win a match said he was pleased to see an improvement
in play from the first match to the final.
“But congrats to Martinique they played a much better game than
us and deserved to get the bronze.
Martinique’s Eddy Erialc, said he was satisfied with the bronze
medal considering the mounting injuries his team had to deal
with over the first three matches.
“This match was of good use to us because after beating
Guatemala we kept our chances of getting to the gold medal match
alive, but then we had a tough match against Suriname which we
lost because we had to change our strategy due to the many
“We then won against Anguilla, but we committed too many errors
and handed Anguilla too many points which cost us a chance at
the gold medal and advancing to the next round.”