St. Kitts and Nevis win ECVA Female Beach Volley
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 21, 2010 - It seemed “Golden Sets”
was the rule of the final day at the Zonal Phase’s ECVA Beach
Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament on Sunday.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ women finished as the top ranked country in
the female competition followed by St. Lucia, Dominica and
Antigua and Barbuda who also qualified to the next stage of the
NORCECA competition towards the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The St. Kitts and Nevis (B) squad encountered the determined St.
Lucia (A) ladies. The St. Lucian ladies made no jokes with
their opponents as they disposed of them really quickly. The
scores for this encounter were 21-15 and 21- 16 for the winning
“Lucian team”. The meeting of St. Kitts and Nevis (A) and St.
Lucia (B) squad resulted in 21-7, 21-6 victory for St. Kitts and
With both teams tied, a “Golden set” was played to determine the
winner. St. Kitts and Nevis lead by the experienced Brenda
Allen stuffed the mighty “Lucians” with a suffocating score of
15-4. Consequently by virtue of beating St. Lucia, St. Kitts
and Nevis placed first, while St. Lucia placed second.
Third and fourth places for the women were decided by another
“Golden Set” between host Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica.
Though the home crowd cheered and encouraged their local girls,
the Dominican ladies did not show them any mercy. Dominica won
the set with a score of 15-12, consequently securing third place
and condemning the host to fourth place.
In the first match the women of Dominica (B) felt the wrath of
Grenada (A). The scores for that game were 19-21, 21-16 and
15-10 in favor of Grenada. A reversal of fortunes occurred when
Dominica (A) encountered Grenada (B). The Dominican ladies
thwarted any thoughts Grenada might have had towards winning the
game with a fine all round performance. The score for the game
was 21-15, 21-15 in favor of Dominica (A).
In the second set of games Anguilla (B) ladies suffered terribly
at the hands of Antigua (A) ladies. The vastly experienced
Antigua (A) easily disposed of seemly nervous Anguillans. The
score for the game was 21-16 and 21-5 in favor of Antigua (A).
The more composed Anguilla (A) sort to restore the balance by
easily defeating Antigua (B). Good serving from Michelle
Harrigan kept her opponents pinned to the back of the court.
The score for the game was 21-14, and 21-9 in favor of Anguilla.
With the Anguillan and Antiguan ladies in a dead heat, a “Golden
set” was played to determine which team would proceed to the
final four. Anguilla never retreated from her volleyball
adversary Antigua. In the end the Antiguan team rich in beach
volleyball experience defeated Anguilla with a score of 15-10.
Likewise Grenada and Dominica were both tied so a “Golden set”
was played. Despite the determined efforts by both teams, the
Dominican ladies emerged winners as they won the final few
points to secure victory. The score for the game was 15-11 in
favor of Dominica.