St Lucians living the Olympic dream on the sand
NANJING, China, August 17, 2014 - Skye Mondesir and Dala Noel
both have now something special to tell about their young sports
Not only Mondesir and Noel reached the Youth Olympic Games in
Nanjing but the couple from St Lucia won their first match in
the beach volleyball competition.
The youngsters from Saint Lucia debuted in the Beach Volleyball
competition with a victory over Loluama Eti and Valisi Salalia
of Tuvalu 2-0 (21-2, 21-12) in 21 minutes of play in Pool C.
In Pool A, Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara of Canada began
with a victory against Brigitte Batioja and Mishelle Molina of
Ecuador 2-0, (21-14, 21-14) in 28 minutes.
Puerto Ricans Lina Bernier Colón and Valeria Cajigas defeated
Floflo Daniel and Lotie Joe of Vanuatu, 2-0 (21-16, 21-14), in
United States’ duo of Skylar Caputo and Susannah Muno lost in
their debut against Eduarda Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva 0-2,
by scores of 18-21 and 11-21 in 31 minutes in a match played in
In Pool D, Guatemala’s Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Girón,
fought hard against France’s Lezana Placette and Alexia Richard
who came out with a victory in two sets (21-12, 21-17) in 37
Also in Pool E, Trinidad and Tobago’s Malika Davidson and Chelsi
Ward lost to Lisa Arnholdt and Sarah Schneider of Germany by
scores of 21-15, 21-7, in 24 minutes.