ROAD TOWN, Tortola. October 14, 2023. – Dominica formally secured their spot in the semifinal of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) U23 Male Championship after victory over Anguilla in their pool A clash. Dominica won all four matches that they played. The final scores were 25 19, 25 13 and 25 19.
Dominica featured their secondary unit so their primary players got some rest ahead of the semifinals.
Both teams a bit flatfooted at the start of the first set but as the game progressed, they began to execute plays. Dominica surged ahead to reach the second technical timeout with a comfortable lead. Anguilla fought back but Dominica was able to keep them at bay to finish the set.
The second set was a little lop-sided as Larian Tulloch, the opposite for Dominica, unleashed some crunching jump serves and Anguilla were unable to make the required adjustment. Dominica enjoyed a sizeable lead by the second technical timeout and cruised to the set win.
Anguilla was able to recover and give a better representation in the third set but Dominica managed to stave them off.
Dominica’s coach Jeffrey Edmund indicated that he was very pleased with his second unit’s performance against Anguilla and welcomed the opportunity rest his players.
Coach Jason Liburd of Anguilla expressed disappointment at the loss but he assured that his team is committed to play even more competitively for their upcoming match.
Anguilla, who are winless, play against Grenada later this afternoon.
The results of upcoming matches will determine who Dominica plays in the semifinal.
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