St Lucia blank St Martin 3-0 to start Group D
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, August 12, 2017 : St Lucia conjured up a
good all round effort to blank St Martin 3-0 ( 25-18, 25-21,
25-21) in men’s Group D play of the NORCECA Zone of the FIVB World
Championships Qualifiers round for teams in the Eastern
Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA), at the Beausejour
In muscling their way to the dominating effort, St Lucia, led by
Outside Hitter- Joseph Clercent scored 19 points, with Middle
Blocker- Tevin St Jean, tallying 18. St Martin’s best scorer was
Opposite Hitter- Rotilio Richardson with 9 points, as no one
reached the double figure mark.
St Lucia was also efficient in Attacks, winning 41-19; Blocks
7-4 and Service Aces 6-3. St Martin though committed 21 errors
as against St Lucia’s 33.
In the non- scoring brackets, St Lucia was better at receptions,
29-25 and sets 45-18.
St Lucia’s captain- Servin Mongroo, in assessing his team’s
performance in the opening match related, “It was not a hard
match for us… We started off a little slowly, especially with
our passing … It was our first game so it was just the breaking
of the ice”.
“We had some good power serves and had various options in our
attacks… With the first match out of the way, one can expect a
better St Lucia team as we would be more relaxed”, Mongo said.
Meanwhile, both the St Martin’s head coach- Thierry Stephen and
captain – Paul Qu Ellery are undaunted with the defeat.
According to Qu Ellery, “We lost and we have to bounce back from
that lost … We can’t stay on the lost we just have to do better
in the next two games”.
In his analysis, Stephen concurred, “We did not play our best …We
have better Volleyball in us to play”.
The head coach reflecting on the outcome said, “We came in
lacking a bit of mental preparedness because we were expecting a
higher level from St Lucia”.
Stephen said that they were deficient on the blocks and were not
finishing the attacks when created.
Match two features St Maarten versus Anguilla.