ST JOHN’S, Antigua, July 8, 2022 – St Kitts and Nevis got off the mark with a 3-1(25-27, 25-16, 25-18, 25-11) win over Anguilla in Pool A of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association( ECVA) Senior Men’s Championships at the YMCA Indoor Facility.
Anguilla jumped out at the Kittians, to win the first set, but lost their way in the other three sets that followed.
Accounting for St Kitts and Nevis’ scoring were Zendai Richards and Aziel Belle, who registered 22 and 21 points, respectively.
For Anguilla, the lead scorer was Captain Calvin Samuel, who recorded 13 points.
St Kitts and Nevis led on Blocks 5-4 and service aces, 7-5.
It was a win that was welcomed by St Kitts and Nevis’ Head Coach- Richard Swan, who was delighted in the efforts on the court by his charges.
“ I was excited to see our players knowing how to compete… We struggled and got frustrated a little bit in set one, but stayed composed in the other sets and at the same time gained greater confidence”, Swan analysed.
Swan was also happy that the players were bettering their skills during the match.
“During the match, we got better, the players learnt as they went along and that is what I want to see… They learn and improve and do so rapidly”, Swan advanced.
Likewise pleased with his team’s efforts, was Anguilla’s Head Coach- Jason Liburd.
“ We were able to take a set and that was commendable and all along there was evident improvements among the players and that is what I am pleased for coming out to a competitive tournament like this”, Liburd related.
He assessed that from the four matches played by Anguilla, it was all about “upward movement”.