PLEASANTVILLE, San Fernando, Trinidad, July 10, 2022 – Haiti moved within sight of claiming a maiden title in the 2021 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association Junior Men (Under-21) Championship after easing past US Virgin Islands 3-0 (25-14, 25-7, 25-17) at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Arena.
The win lifted Haiti to a perfect 3-0 record and 13 points in the five-team round-robin series, two points ahead of Jamaica (2-1) while Suriname (1-1) is third with six points, followed by followed by T&T (1-1) with three points and the winless US Virgin Islands, fifth with two points and a 0-4 record.
Speaking after yet another impressive win by his team whose previous best finish at this age level was second in 2017/2018 behind Barbados, who opted not to defend their title after four straight triumphs, Dieulengy Relis, captain of the victorious Haitian said he was pleased with the performance of the team, but warned that they could still play a lot better.
“I am happy with the win today, but I know we can play a lot better than we have so tomorrow we will hope to continue to improve and get another win to complete our objective, which is to win the title.
Coach Junior Siecle added, “We are happy for the win as we have the same objective for each match which is to win as we want to take the title back home.
“We have one more match left to play and we intend to play with the same focus and energy and hopefully we can get a win.”
On, Monday, July 11, in the final round of matches, Jamaica meets Suriname from 10 am, and Haiti meets Trinidad and Tobago from 4 pm, at the end of which, the top team will be declared champions.