LA BORIE, Grenada, November 3, 2018 – The 2nd quarterfinal game of the ECVA Men’s championship between St. Kitts Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines boiled down to a no contest. St. Vincent and the Grenadines walked away easy winners in straight sets (25- 11, 25- 13 and 25 -22).
Led by Asmond Franklyn with 18 points and Delsun Welcome with 12 St. Vincent and the Grenadines ruled the individual and team score sheets. On the losing side Shawn Seabrooks with 8 was the top scorer.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines complied the points through 37 successful spikes 2 blocks, 14 aces and 22 points from opponents’ error.
On the other had St. Kitts depended on opponents error to make up more that 50% of their points gained while they had 14 spikes 3 blocks and 4 aces.
Eardley Martin was in his usual upbeat mood “This was a redemption game for our guys who wanted to prove that they were much better that what was displayed in the match they lost. Everything went as planned except for the third game where we took out some of our key players to allow them to rest for the semifinal later. Even then I am sure you could see that the opponents were no match for us”, he summed up.
Coach Player Jason Liburd can be labeled the eternal optimist. He was more focused on the progress of his rookies. “At this stage it is not about winning or losing for us. We are happy that the young guys got a chance to actively participate and we noted that hey have improved from match 1 to match 3. In any sport the game is the best teacher and we can aver that they have learnt a lot over the course of the competition. We next go on to play for 5th and 6th position and even if we don’t win a game we want to see the youngsters improving game by game. Once we get that we will consider this tournament a great success for us”, he reported.