St. Kitts/ Nevis Opens ECVA finals with a win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines


St. Johns,  Antigua,  November 23, 2012 - St. Kitts/Nevis defeated   St. Vincent and the Grenadines three sets to one ( 25-9; 22-25; 25 -17 and 25-21)  in the opening fixture of the   East Caribbean Volleyball Association Senior Women Championship. 


Coach Steadroy  Collins admitted that the win was a very significant. "This being the finals with the big eight teams it is very important to win your first game. It gives a lot of confidence and spurs you on that for the other games", he said.


Captain Antoinette Henry suggested that  that this was a below par performance. "I think that we can even play better than this and under normal conditions we would have been more hyped but we were really fatigue coming into the tournament", she accounted.


Coach of the St. Vincent team  Desmond James also pointed to fatigue as a factor that accounted for his team loss. " We were literally rushed into this game as the schedules had to be changed to accommodate teams with flight problems. We were hardly prepared for the first set  but overall St. Kitts played a better game", he opined.


His captain Suzanna Oliverre agreed. "St. Kitts Nevis was the better team tonight . But we will just consider this as a warm up and come back strong in our other two games",  she promised.


The St. Kitts victory charge was led by Brenda Allen with 20 points, 16 of which were spikes. Shanecia Dyer had 12 spikes,  2 blocks and 2 service points to contribute 16 to the  victory while Bretisha Gregg had 13 points in a losing cause.


St. Kitts/Nevis next plays Grenada on November 23 while St. Vincent will try to recover with a match against Dominica.