St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica play for gold
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, August 10, 2017 - St Vincent and the
Grenadines and Dominica will contest
the final of men’s Group E of the NORCECA Zone of the (FIVB)
World Championships qualification round for teams in the Eastern
Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA), here at the Beausejour
And, despite Antigua and Barbuda beat St Vincent and the
Grenadines 3-2( 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-12) , it was not
enough for them to edge out Dominica, as all three teams
finished on two wins and one loss each.
St Vincent and the Grenadines outweighed the others,
accumulating 10 points, having won the most sets, eight.
Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda were the same on points, seven,
and same on sets won and loss, as each won seven and lost six.
It then came down to the points ratio registered. Dominica
finished on 0.966, and Antigua and Barbuda, 0.960.
In the final match of the preliminary round, Antigua and Barbuda
came from two sets down to blemish St Vincent and the
Grenadines’ previous undefeated record.
Scoring the most points for Antigua and Barbuda were Collin
Thomas (Outside Hitter) and Xavier Roberts (Opposite Hitter),
who both tallied 15.
But having a game high 24 points, was Opposite Hitter – Ronaldo
Franklyn, while Outside Hitter- Asmond Franklyn registered 18.
Full of expectancy going into the final, coach of the St Vincent
and the Grenadines outfit – Brian Burke reiterated, “We came
here with one mission to make it to the next round and we are
one step away from doing that”.
Burke feels that despite the hiccup against Antigua and Barbuda,
his players are ready to refocus in the champion match.
Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis, play in the match
seven, for the third and fourth places.