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BVI defeated by St Lucia in ECVA Volleyball

St Lucia made light work of the BVI U18 Girls Volleyball team on Thursday July 23, 2015, brushing them off in straight sets (25 -8, 25- 10, and 25 -8) in the first game of the ECVA Junior Female Championship, in St Maarten. Photo: Provided
BVI's Shanique Robinson mustered 4 points to lead all scorers on her side. Photo: Provided
BVI's Shanique Robinson mustered 4 points to lead all scorers on her side. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St Lucia made light work of the BVI U18 Girls Volleyball team on Thursday July 23, 2015, brushing them off in straight sets (25 -8, 25- 10, and 25 -8) in the first game of the ECVA Junior Female Championship, in St Maarten.

The coach for the BVI, Willis Potter conceded that St Lucia was a notch above his team.

“I tip my hat to St Lucia as they played a good game. But I was encouraged by my team in defeat as they showed signs that they can do even better. Obviously the girls were a bit nervous and it was demonstrated in their play. The opponents came to the tournament much more prepared than us and that is something that we have noted,” he surmised.

St Lucia’s Captain - Skye Faucher Mondesir  was somewhat disappointed despite the victory. “We have never underestimated any team and so we were expecting a bit more competition. The game was slow and hence we were a bit laid back. What I am concerned about is that I think that we really needed to push ourselves some more,” she admitted.

St Lucia’s coach Florian Combie gave his own analysis of his team’s victory. “We are working from the premise that youth teams normally have many changes and hence one cannot be complacent based on what happened in the last tournament. Our service game was good, our reception was not what I would like it to be and based on the opponents the blocking was not really challenged. However, a victory is a victory and we did it in such a way and we took the opportunity to give the rookies a chance to play,” he noted.

The victors were led by joint leaders Nikita Greenidge (Middle Blocker) and Kishel Noel (Outside Hitter) with 10 points each. 

For the losing team, Shanique Robinson mustered 4 points to lead all scorers on her side. 

Team scores were mostly lopsided as St Lucia led in all categories; 23 to 3 in Spikes; 30 to 6 Serves and 2-0 in Blocks. St Lucia also accepted 34 points from the opponent’s errors.

9 Responses to “BVI defeated by St Lucia in ECVA Volleyball”

  • just asking.... (25/07/2015, 11:39) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Can tola win anything?
    • @ just asking.... (25/07/2015, 12:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      you must be a BVI hater
    • Me (25/07/2015, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      I'm from right here n I side u these less m s
      • Alrighty Then (25/07/2015, 21:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stay classy 'Me' and 'just asking' stay classy. You all must be a joy to be around.

        Don't worry ladies defeat is just a stepping stone to greatness.
    • Opinion (26/07/2015, 00:28) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes the BVI can win things. Our only problem is that we know we have events coming up and we wait last minute to prepare.
    • yea (26/07/2015, 08:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Rugby
    • the rock (27/07/2015, 00:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      st lucia a notch above the bvi, coach u sleeping, st lucia is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the bvi, I see ball in play and all the girls standing straight, better coaching and trainers are needed, sorry had to say!
  • Lily Ann (29/07/2015, 14:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    St Lucia breath Sports EVERYDAY ... its part of their Culture in their sparetime they play sports....... Tola cant win nothing because these young people ALWAYS on Facebook and Whatsapp constantly.... they don't take nothing seriously .... Ssad to say


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