St. Kitts/Nevis eases over St. Maarten
ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius - Team St. Kitts/Nevis won in straight sets over St. Maarten 25-18, 25 -22, and 25-15 in the second game on opening day of the (ECVA) Senior Women Championship.
ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius – Team St. Kitts/Nevis won in straight sets over St. Maarten 25-18, 25 -22, and 25-15 in the second game on opening day of the (ECVA) Senior Women Championship.
The game was not as easy as it seems as the younger St. Maarten team led for much of the second set forcing the St. Kitts/Nevis vets to dig deep to surpass them.
Coach Cleophas Arrindell was upbeat despite the loss. “Even though we lost it was a well experienced veteran St. Kitts/Nevis team who has a core of over 10 years being together. The youngsters were a bit nervous in the first set but showed me that they could compete so I am happy with the overall performance” he concluded.
Coach Steadroy Collins was not impressed with his team’s victory. “I think we played to the level of the opponents and this is something we cannot afford. This is championship and we have to stamp our dominance on the game from the start” he said.
Captain Antoinette Henry admitted that there was a bit of complacency in their play. “We came in confident of victory and so I think we relaxed a bit. This is something we have to work on” she stated.
Shanicia Dyer of Team St. Kitts/Nevis was the highest scorer of the game with 14 points; 13 of them from spikes. She was aided by Brenda Allen and Andrea Liburd with 7 and 6 points respectively. Dutch St. Maarten was led by Keichan Huggins with 6 points.
St. Kitts/Nevis will meet the hosts St. Eustatius in the curtains game of day 2 while Dutch St. Maarten and Dominica will tussle in an earlier game.
St. Eustatius is a council member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .