RCI St. Lucia
posted on August 26, 2013 09:57
St. Lucia rebounded from a set down to beat Antigua/Barbuda 3-1 to pouch the gold medal in the 2013 Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association Junior Women’s Tournament, which concluded at the Beausejour Multi- Purpose Indoor Sports Facility.
Like their first meeting, a pumped up Antigua and Barbuda brought the fight to the host, but the St Lucians weathered the storm, then mounted a comeback, which was maintained for the next three sets to win (19-25, 25 17, 25-16, 25-17) .
For the triumphant Coach of the St Lucia team- Florian Combie said “It was an expected performance … I am happy that my players were able to come through”.
Combie said that by trumping the women’s title, his players are now in line for a spot in the Continental Cup in 2014, which will mean more intense preparation for a tournament of a higher standard.
Gracious in the defeat of his team, Esron Gittens of the Antigua and Barbuda outfit believed that his players could have put a stronger fight in the championship match.
St Lucia won all four matches in the tournament, while second place- Antigua and Barbuda won two and lost – two.
St Vincent and the Grenadines ended in the third position, having won two matches and lost two.
The other team in the tournament- French St Martin lost all four matches.