Dominica and St Lucia win opening matches of ECVA Men’s
BEAUSEJOUR, St Lucia, September 6, 2012 - Dominica outlasted
Antigua and Barbuda to win the opening match of Group B of the
2012 final of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA)
Men's Volleyball Championships here at the indoor facility.
Dominica came back from two sets down, to win 3-2 (16-25, 14-25,
25-16, 25-23, 15-12)
the match that it lasted one hour and fifty eight minutes.
Head Coach of Dominica, Jeffery Edmond was high in praise for
his team’s never say die attitude.
Edmond said they were able to rebound despite experiencing some
fatigue because of little recovery time from their travel.
“We were a bit low on energy in the first two sets, but we
fought hard to come back …. It was our resilience which brought
us home, because the team is a fit bunch “, Edmond stated.
“Expect even a better showing in our next match.”
Meanwhile, the triumphant captain, David Toussaint said it was
familiar territory for them to be two sets down against Antigua
“We have been there before, so we knew what we had to do to come
back and win the game “, Toussaint commented.
In the other match of opening day, host St Lucia diffuse a
spirited St Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 29-27)
as Group A got underway.
St Lucia’s Joseph Clercent was the lead scorer with 23 points
while Daryl Franklyn had 12 for St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Despite winning, Coach of the St Lucia outfit, Kendall Charlery
thought his players were not at their best.
“We looked a bit tentative and that was not what we wanted”,
“It was a lesson for us as we have to keep our heads up as there
are more difficult games to come”, Charlery said.
Looking ahead to the encounter with St Kitts, Charlery confessed
that they will have to adopt a different approach, citing that
St Kitts would be a tougher opponent.
Likewise, St Lucia’s captain, Jason Octave conceded that they
were below par on the night.
“We were hoping to minimize our errors which came up in
practice, but it did not happen and we let the game slip away”,
Octave added that his players failed to do the simple things
which at crucial points in the match, which allowed St Vincent
and the Grenadines regain a foot hole in the match.
Both teams engage St Kitts on Friday, with St Vincent and the
Grenadines meeting the Kittians firstly in the morning session
of play .
St Lucia and St Kitts then square off in the last match of the
night to round up the preliminary round -robin phase of the