U.S. Virgin Islands join El Salvador in the third round
ST CROIX, Virgin Islands, May 26, 2013 – Hosts U.S. Virgin
Islands scored a straight-set victory (25-13, 25-4, 25-15) over
British Virgin Islands to advance to the third round of NORCECA
qualifiers towards the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship.
The winners will play against El Salvador on Sunday evening for
the top place at the Second Round Group K and a better seeding
in next year’s round of tournaments.
Danielle Selkridge led U.S. Virgin Islands with 18 points,
including six blocks and five aces, while Valissa Brathwaite
“We are looking forward the rematch against El Salvador,” U.S.
Virgin Islands Sacha Gumbs proclaimed. “Trust me the
communication will be there and we will be there mentally
prepared. I know they have a good team but we will come twice as
hot and ready for tonight.”
British Virgin Islands’ captain Sabinah Clement was satisfied
with the overall performance of her team as they are working on
the development of a young group of talented players.
“We have bright talent but it is not ready,” she said. “I am
pleased. Today we used a wing-spiker as a setter and she did a
good job against the team whom I consider the best here.”
The home team coach Lucille Hobson said her team played the way
they were supposed to do one day earlier when lost to El
Salvador in four sets.
“They must come back with their A game tonight,” Hobson said.
“They have to play hard.”
The defeated coach Willis Potter said to be satisfied with his
team’s performance and is confident about what he can foresee in
“We made some strides during the tournament,” Potter said. “I
think the future is bright and there is a lot of promising