ST JOHN’S, Antigua, July 7, 2022 – St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), ended the preliminary round of Pool B with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-20 ) triumph over Dominica of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association( ECVA) Senior Men’s Championships at the YMCA Indoor Facility.
The best scoreR for St Vincent and the Grenadines was Ronaldo Franklyn who had 20 points and for Dominica, Keaun Reefe had 6 points.
SVG thus ended the Group stage with a 2-1 win-loss ratio.
Coach of the St Vincent and the Grenadines team – Eardley Martin said that it was good for the team to deliver a win, amidst the travails.
“ We ended it with a win in our preliminary round, and to do so 3-0 against Dominica gives us an outside chance still for a fight semi- final place”, Martin reasoned.
He said that they will await the outcome of the St Lucia versus St Maarten match, as it can go down to points and sets, depending on the margin among the teams.
Martin noted that should St Lucia beat St Maarten in straight sets, will set up the application of the permutations.
Losing Dominica Head Coach, was evidently disappointed that his charges did not execute his plans.
“We came in with a game plan, which was to go through the middle because, I have noticed that St Vincent and the Grenadines does not defend well through the middle, but unfortunately my team did not carry out that plan and there is where we lost the match
LeBlanc further disclosed that he insisted that the St Vincent and the Grenadines team was tired, hence called on his players to capitalize on this.
“I told them that the St Vincent and the Grenadines team was tired as they had little sleep and had had already played two matches, whilst we only played one, but the guys got excited, did not capitalize on this… They lost focus and lost the match”, LeBlanc recalled with disappointment.