St. Lucia Blunts St. Kitts/Nevis in ECVA Men’s Opener
LA BORIE, Grenada, November 1, 2018 – St. Lucia
defeated St. Kitts/Nevis in a confident and clinical manner in
match #1 of pool play in the ECVA men’s championship. The
straight sets victory (25-13, 25-13, and 25-11) was a no contest
as St. Kitts/Nevis could find no answer for the power and pace
of St. Lucia.
Coach Terry Verdant of St. Lucia concurred that it was an
impressive victory for his team. “We had very little problems
executing our game plan tonight and the opponents obliged by
putting up very little resistance. It was a confidence booster
as we remain on course for achieving our objective”, he said.
His opposite number from St. Kitts Nevis - Jason Liburd
concluded that it was an overall poor performance for them. You
can sum this up in one word – Passing. Our passing was
nonexistent and you would know that once that is off it is very
difficult to get anything going. Kudos to the opponents who also
played a very good game and compounded our problems but we will
bounce back”, he beamed.
The scorecard reflected the dominance of St. Lucia leading in
two of the three categories. In Spikes they led 36 to 7 in
Service Points it was 18 to zero while Blocks were even at 4.
Outside Hitter Clercent Joseph and Middle Blocker St. Jean Tevin
led all scorers with 14 points each. Joseph main scoring area
was spikes (11) while Tevin had 8 service aces from his 14.
Overall St. Lucia gave up 17 errors and earned 27 from St.
For the losers Shawn Seabrooks mustered 5 points to be the top
scorer for his team.
St. Lucia go on tangle with perennial arch Rivals Antigua
Barbuda in their in second match of pool play.
Prior to that, St. Kitts/Nevis will meet the Antigua/Barbuda in
the third game of the competition early on Day 2.