Phillipsburg St. Maarten October 12 2022.- Antigua and Barbuda recorded straight sets victory ( 25 – 6 25- 8 and 25- 23) over St. Eustatius in the opening encounter of the ECVA senior female completion when the tournament got underway earlier today.
Antigua Barbuda depended heavily on Sharon Payne with 21 points for their victory while middle Blocker Spanner had 5 points for the losers. Antigua &Barbuda led in attacks (25-10) but St. Eustatius had the advantage in Blocks (15-3) and Serves (37- 24)
Both coaches cited early jitters that accounted for the performance.
Coach of the St. Eustatius team Gordon Spanner felt disappointed but encouraged by the overall effort.
“The team started off rather nervous and it showed in the score line in the first two set however we put up a much better effort in the third set. We intend to put up a much better fight in the coming games.” he promised.
Coach Fitzroy Benjamin of Antigua wasn’t perturb by the close margin of the third set. “We too started off nervous but the girls got quickly into their stride and stuck to the game plan. In the third se we rest all of our key player. Hence there isn’t much to worry about the plan is on target. “He stated.