St. Kitts and Nevis register first match victory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, October 12, 2023.  – Team St. Kitts and Nevis scored a straight sets victory over St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as both teams opened their match accounts at the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) U23 Male Championship. St. Kitts and Nevis won 25-22, 25-16 and 25-22. This was a pool B encounter (match 4).

Aziel Belle spearheaded the attack for St. Kitts and Nevis with eleven (11) points. However, captain Jamaar Cropper of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was the top scorer of the match with fifteen (15) points.

St. Kitts and Nevis produced some services that proved problematic to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and this in turn impacted their opponent’s ability to mesh consistent potent attacks.

“We are happy to have gotten the win. This is important as we work towards achieving our goals. The first match jitters are over with and we are expecting an even higher level of volleyball from our ranks,” Zendai Richards, the captain for St. Kitts and Nevis, shared.

“We have been training for a few weeks now and we are working concertedly to execute the various strategies we have adapted in practice,” Coach Rick Swan Coach of St. Kitts and Nevis added.

“It is important that we do not panic and we regroup for our second match,” captain Cropper of St. Vincent and the Grenadines advised.

“We were having challenges with our attacks this morning but we will focus on rebounding,” the St. Vincent and the Grenadines coach Daryl Franklyn added.

Next up for St. Kitts and Nevis is Antigua and Barbuda, on October 13, in the morning, then St. Vincent and the Grenadines have the same opponent later in the evening.