St Vincent win tough battle against St Kitts
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, August 9, 2017 - St Vincent and the
Grenadines came out better than St Kitts and Nevis 3-1 (25-23,
26-24, 14-25, 30-28), in match two of Group E of the NORCECA
Zone of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World
Championships Qualifiers (WCQ) second round at the Beausejour
The combined efforts of Outside Hitter- Daryl Franklyn- 16
points; Ronaldo Franklyn, an Opposite Hitter, with 14 points,
bulked St Vincent and the Grenadines’ scoring.
On the other side of the court, Outside Hitters – St Clair Hodge
and Shawn Seabrooks, scored 13 and 12 points respectively, while
Rohan Jeffers (Opposite Hitter), also compiled 12 points, to St
Kitts and Nevis’ cause.
The victors were dominant in most areas, winning in spikes
49-44; Blocks 9-8 and had committed 36 errors to St Kitts and
Winning the match was gleefully welcomed by the Vincentians, as
expressed by their captain – Daryl Franklyn.
Smarting from the defeat the last time both teams met in
Grenada, about a year ago, Franklyn admitted, “The guys were
steamed up as we really wanted to win this match and this we
Franklyn said that playing smart and getting the adequate rest
between the matches, are key areas for them for the remainder of
Gracious in defeat, St Kitts and Nevis’ captain – Steadroy
Collins praised the Vincentians, stating, “They played well… It
was a job well done, I know that they were feeling badly after
they lost to us in the final last year”.
Collins added, “It was a hard fought match, it was a battle to
the end as it came down to the wire”.
Leading the most experienced team in the group, Collins in his
assessment of what needs to be done proposed, “ We are going to
go back and regroup by winning our next two games and get a
place in the final “.
Match three in the tournament brings together Dominica and St
Vincent and the Grenadines.