St. Lucia silences Antigua/Barbuda with straight set victory
St. Johns, Antigua, November 23, 2012- The highly anticipated
clash between Antigua/Barbuda and St. Lucia ended in the home
crowd being silenced as St. Lucia won in straight sets (25 -23;
25-19 and 25 -22) as Day 2 of the East Caribbean Volleyball
Association Senior Women Championship came to a close.
It was an all round team effort from St. Lucia with Dania
Hamilton (8) and Natalie Edwards (5) leading in spikes while
Lisa Casimie and Samantha Mann blocked well at the net. Sharon
Payne was the leader for the losers with 9 points.
Florain Combie of St. Lucia said that his team played with a
strong sense of character and purpose. "We knew that we wanted
to win the first set in particular to take the home crowd factor
out of it and when we did it took some wind out of their sails.
After taking the first two sets then the third was pivotal and
I have to commend my captain who was very instrumental in the
come from behind victory," he recounted.
Coach of the Antigua team - Esron Gittens accepted the fact
that they lost a hard fought game. "We hurt ourselves with too
many unforced errors and some poor positioning but not
withstanding that St. Lucia is a pretty good team that played a
strong game. We now have to regroup and execute much better in
our final game against BVI.
St. Lucia is now well place to win group A as they are the
favourites going into the final group game against Anguilla.