St. Vincent records first win in ECVA Junior tournament
ST JOHNS, Antigua, August 30, 2019- St. Vincent and the
Grenadines (Team SVG) defeated St. Kitts & Nevis in straight
sets (25-12, 25-13, 25-20) to record their first victory in
regular pool play after going down to St. Lucia in the first
Team SVG hardly broke a sweat as the new comers struggled to
compete apart from the 3rd game where St.
Kitts/Nevis led for brief periods.
Coach of the St. Kitts & Nevis team Shawn Seabrooks was not
swayed by his second straight loss. ”We know our situation
is not all about winning instead we have set incremental
targets for the guys to improve and to be honest I am seeing
these improvements. For example we spoke about reducing the
service errors and we did so by more than 50 %. Moreover I
am happy the way we competed in the 3rd set and I
am now looking forward for them to be even more competitive
in our final pool game later today”, he said.
Coach Vance Andrews wore a smile for the first time in two
days. “I am satisfied with the win especially since things
seemed to have come together for my team today. The setter
had a good game and he gave the Outside Hitters some great
opportunities and they executed. This was our key to this
particular victory”, he concluded.
Captain Jamaar Cropper had similar views. “After that heart
breaking loss to St. Lucia we targeted St. Kitts/Nevis to
get us back on track. And so the guys went out there and did
the job setting us up for the next big game Antigua”, he
Team SVG led in all scoring categories – 11 to 8 in Spikes,
9 to 2 in Blocks and 7 to 4 in Service Points. For the
winners Setter Jamaar Cropper took the opportunity to hit as
well and came up with 9 Spikes. He also recorded 5 blocks
and contributed a total of 15 points to be the highest
scorer in the game. The two Outside Hitters contributed 19
points between them – Enrico Louraine 11 and Kyle Liverpool
The St. Kitts/Nevis team had outside hitter Zedan Clarke
with 9 points as the team leader. No one else got close.
St. Kitts/Nevis next game is against St. Lucia while the
much anticipated clash between Antigua/Barbuda and Team SVG
will bring down the curtains on pool play later this