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 said.