Guadeloupe edge U.S. Virgin Islands
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 3, 2012 – Guadeloupe
overcame U.S. Virgin Islands in a thrilling five-set battle
(19-25, 25-17, 34-32, 20-25, 15-11) to equalize their win-loss
record at 1-1 in the NORCECA-C First Round Tournament of the
2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship on Saturday evening.
Loic Couchy was the best scorer of Guadeloupe with 19 points
followed by Heindrik Perot and Ludovic Baltyde with 13 and 11
respectively. Jelani Richards had a match-high 20 points for
U.S. Virgin Islands while Shimoi Van Holten and Anthony Pippen
finished with 16 and 10.
“The key of the match for us was to comeback to take the third
set,” Guadeloupe’s coach Ismael Olivier commented afterwards.
“It is the third time we play USVI in the last few months and
every game has been very difficult.”
“My guys were a little bit tired as we spent a lot of energy in
the third set,” U.S. Virgin Islands’ coach Mark Daniel stated.
“It was a good match and we improved from the morning match.”
“It was a very tough match and we followed the coach’s
instructions to win,” Couchy said.
Van Holten said: “We made some necessary adjustments but we are
not 100 percent yet. I hope we can improve for tomorrow’s