St Lucia beat BVI to reach finals

ROSEAU, DOMINICA, Sept 23, 2023:  St Lucia took three straight sets over the British Virgin Islands (BVI), to reach the final of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association( ECVA) Under-23 Women’s Championships, here at the Massacre Indoor Facility.

A polished performance saw St Lucia trumping 25-17, 25-21, 25-17, to register their fifth successive win.

In summing up his team’s win in the semi-final, St Lucia’s Head Coach – Stuart Albert apportioned some personnel “changes”, as being the catalyst for a better showing.

“ We made some changes and some degree these are working and we are going to maintain them into the finals”, Albert expressed.

Being more specific, Albert revealed: “ In our last match versus St Vincent and the Grenadines, we recognized that we were lacking some defense on the front court, so we fixed that and it paid off in this match”.

Confident of lifting the title, irrespective of their opponents in the final, Albert projected, “We have the momentum and I don’t expect it to change in the final”.

Sharing similar sentiments of a victory in the gold medal match was team Captain- Amalia Louis, who said: “ I am a confident player and once I am confident, the other players will feed off me, and we play as one”.

Meanwhile, the BVI’s Head Coach- Jacqueline Weekes was contented that her players gave of their best in the match.

“ I am proud of my players of how far they have reach and I will be really happy that at least we leave this tournament with at least the bronze”, Weekes commented.

The other semi-final pits Dominica against St Maarten.