UTT eases past Technocrats in first semis..meet Glamorgan in
ST AUGUSTINE,Trinidad,June1,2013: Poland-based trio, Krystle
Esdelle, Sinead Jack and Channon Thompson were all in
double-figures as defending champions, the University of T&T
rebounded from a four-set loss to rivals, Glamorgan in their
final round-robin match to beat Technocrats 25-20, 26-24, 25-15
in their Women’s Division semifinal.
This was in the first match on the penultimate day of
competition at the University of the West Indies Sports and
Physical Educational Centre, Tacarigua.
Esdelle, captain of both UTT and the senior national women’s
team and Jack, both had 17 points each while Thompson added 14
in the win which came after 74 minutes.
Esdelle’s tally was made up of 13 kills and two aces while Jack
had seven blocks in her total, and Thompson, all via kills as
UTTdominated its opponents 40-23 on kills, 11-6 on blocks and
4-3 on service aces to secure a spot in the gold medal contest
on Sunday against the winner of Saturday night other semifinal
between the unbeaten Glamorgan and winless New Arising Sports
Curacao’s Christine Anthony led Technocrats with 11 points, all
but one being kills while T&T duo, Samantha Prescott and Andrea
Kinsale added five each.
In Sunday’s US$5,000 winner-take-all final, UTT faces rival
Glamorgan after the latter cruised past the short-handed New
Arising Sporting Company which was without its four St Lucian
players due to a coaching decision. 25-9, 25-10, 25-23.
Leading the way for Glamorgan which also used the opportunity to
give some of its fringe players some action was USA’s Kim
Tucker-Willoughby with 14 points, which comprised of ten kills
and three blocks in her two sets of play.
Finland-based T&T international Darlene Ramdin had ten, USA’s
Benavia Jenkins seven and Ayana Dyette, six in the 55 minutes
For New Arising Sporting Company, US Virgin Islands’ Danielle
Selkridge had a team-high ten points, and her compatriot
Valissia Brathwaite eight..
UTT and Glamorgan meet in the final, a repeat of last year’s
championship match from 4pm while New Arising Sporting Company
and Technocrats play for third from 2pm..