Haiti outclass U.S. Virgin Islands
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 3, 2012 – Haiti
defeated U.S. Virgin Islands in straight sets (25-23, 25-17,
25-13) in the second match of the morning session at the
NORCECA-C First Round Tournament of the 2014 Men’s FIVB World
Championship on Saturday.
Haiti took advantage of 32 opponents’ errors compared to their
own 24 and blanked the losers 4-0 in the aces department. Each
team scored with five blocks.
Sylvio Lamour and Emmanuel Mabou led Haiti with 11 and 10 points
respectively while Jelani Richards finished with seven points
for U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I think both teams can play better and I hope we can improve
our level before the competition is over,” Coach Yves Larrieux
said. “We need to attack harder and to organize our defense. Our
blocking was better in sets two and three.”
“We have to make adjustments and I don’t think my guys were
mentally prepared,” U.S. Virgin Islands’ coach Mark Daniel said.
“They were not focused and made too many unforced errors.”
“We played under our real level and I hope we can do better in
our next match,” Haiti’s captain Frantz Joseph said.
“We didn’t play our best and I hope we can put things together
in our next matches,” U.S. Virgin Islands’ Shimoi Van Holten