Men of St. Lucia top ECVA Olympic Beach Qualifier
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 21, 2010 – St. Lucia won the men’s
competition at the Zonal Phase’s ECVA Beach Volleyball Olympic
Qualification Tournament on Sunday.
Needing a golden set to decide the top four ranked teams, the
Lucians edged St. Kitts and Nevis in the match for first place
while hosts Antigua and Barbuda overcame Dominica in the third
The meeting of the top ranked men’s regional teams St. Kitts and
Nevis, and St. Lucia was a treat for the senses. It was a hard
hitting game which resulted in a split series. St. Kitts and
Nevis (A) defeated St. Lucia (B) with a score of 21-9 and 21-10.
In the other group matches St. Lucia (A) defeated St. Kitts and
Nevis (B) with a score of 21-17 and 21-15. Realizing both teams
had equal points a “Golden Set” was needed to determine the top
Initially neither team retreated from hitting or blocking, but
suddenly like the clouds that diluted the sun’s rays, something
came over the St. Kitts and Nevis squad. Their momentary
collapse resulted in a victory for the mighty “Lucians” with a
score of 15-5 and relegation to second place for St. Kitts and
Again the host country Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica battled
for third place in another thrilling “Golden set. However
unlike their female counterparts the Antiguan men delivered,
thanks to the encouragement of the home crowd. The game
culminated with a score of 15-9 in favor of Antigua and
Barbuda. Consequently Antigua and Barbuda placed third, while
Dominica placed fourth.
Feeling the smell of elimination the Dominican (A) males did not
spear the volleyball rod from their neighbor Grenada (B).
Though Dominica (A) played hard Grenada (B) resisted but it was
to no avail. The scores for the game were 21-19, 21-15 in favor
The Grenada (A) squad were determined to right the wrongs
committed against their team mates. In playing Antigua (B) they
presented a very strong façade during the initial parts of the
game. However the more experienced Antigua (B) squad remained
focused and defeated Grenada (A) with a score of 21-17 and
In the men’s game Antigua (A) victimized St. Vincent (B) with
ultra aggression. With both teams understanding teams can be
eliminated Antigua blocked and scored with little resistance.
The scores for the match were 21-6, 21-11 in favor of Antigua
(A). Antigua’s (B) domination of St. Vincent (A) continued as
they followed the recipe of their countrymen. The score line
for the Antigua (B) versus St. Vincent (A) was 21-12, 21- 16 in
favor of Antigua (B).