ROAD TOWN, Tortola, October 13, 2023. – Dominica is the first to three wins in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) U23 Male Championship. They rallied from one set down to claim victory over St. Maarten, in match 11 of the championship.
Top scorer for Dominica was Sherron Vidal. He tallied 14 points. St. Maarten’s top scorer was Marshall Leone. He was also the top scorer of the game with 15 points.
St. Maarten remained disciplined to their strategy keeping Dominica off balance with good serves. They also capitalized on several unforced errors at key moments to win the first set 25 to 22.
Dominica responded in the second set with a furious start, jumping out to a ten (10) to one lead and giving no leeway to St. Maarten for recovery. The set ended with St. Maarten serving into the net for Dominica to wrap things up with a 25 to 13 score.
Dominica continued with the momentum into the third set and countered St. Maarten’s resistance. Despite some anxious moments in the last part of the set to secure it 25 to 19.
Both teams traded points in the fourth set; St. Maarten desperately trying to prolong the game and Dominica working to wrap up the match. An errant serve by Team St. Maarten sealed victory for Dominica, 25 20.
“We didn’t play with our usual high energy and it showed but we are still very grateful for the victory,” captain Keaun Reefe admitted.
“We are still aiming to secure a top two spot in our group and advance out of pool play,” St. Maarten captain Rajheem Meulens indicated.
Dominica play Anguilla tomorrow morning, October 14, and St. Maarten (2 wins and 1 loss) play host British Virgin Islands in the evening. You can follow the live stream for the games here: https://email@example.com