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Volleyball faces stuttering start

on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Volleyball

Volleyball faces stuttering start

A series of all-star games highlighted the opening of the 2015 BVI Volleyball Association Power League over last weekend at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

After dropping the opening set 21-25 to the all-stars, the defending champions Phoenix Red came back and bested their opponents 25-19 and 25-17 in the first match of the Power League opener that opened off the activities.

Sheronda Pickering had 10 kills, four blocks, eight aces and two digs to lead Phoenix Red.

In the men's game, Leon Smith of St. Thomas was the top attacker with four blocks and four kills as the all-stars downed defending champion Just Dream in straight sets, 25-21 and 25-17.

Sunday featured two junior women exhibition games. Junior A beat Junior B in straight sets 3-0, while Junior B reversed their fortunes with a straight set 3-0 victory of its own.

THE  Legends WITHDREW.From the women's division - leaving Phoenix Red, Phoenix Black, Raw Power, Vixens and Junior Ballers in the league.

Other men's teams besides VI Travel Sports Club are Guns, Just Dream and Raw Power.

There are no games on tap this weekend as the Multipurpose Sports Complex has been booked for another function.

Regular season play is expected to begin the following weekend.

BVI close out ECVA Championships with loss to Antigua

on Monday, 14 July 2014. Posted in Volleyball

BVI close out ECVA Championships with loss to Antigua

In a match that lasted 74 minutes Antigua took care of business against the British Virgin Islands (BVI) defeating them in straight sets (25-18; 25-21; and 25-17), on Saturday

 

the was the last match of Round robin play in group B of the  ECVA Senior Female competition.

The victory meant that Antigua/Barbuda secured second place in the group and a chance to play in the medal round albeit versus Dominica who won Pool A.

 

Coach Esron Gittens of Antigua/Barbuda was pleased with the victory. "Our plans for this game came together nicely as we wanted to establish early leads and gather momentum going down the stretch. We even had the comfort of working on some weaker areas during the game" he intimated.

 

Captain Vanessa Burke was all smiles when she gave her views . "To me, we started slowly and we were not very focused  but we were able to motivate one another to grab the win and satisfy our objectives" she said.

 

The score sheet showed parity between both teams in relation to service aces (5 to 5) but  Antigua/Barbuda led in spikes (30 to 20) as wells as blocks (8 to 2).

 

Head coach of BVI was not extremely disappointed with the outcome. "We showed some improvement in many areas of the game but our blocking was not up to scratch  and our attack was not consistent enough to get us over the hump" he assessed.

 

Captain Patricia Romney concurred." It could have been a lot better for us but there were times when out game ebbed and flowed and the times when we hit a low, we just did not have that ability to come back  but they (Antigua/Barbuda) did not totally outplay us tonight" she averred.

 

For the BVI Lauren Welsh led with 9 points while Sharonda Pickering supported with 7.

BVI crushed in straight sets by St Lucia in ECVA Championships

on Saturday, 12 July 2014. Posted in Volleyball

BVI crushed in straight sets by St Lucia in ECVA Championships

St. Lucia Made light work of Team BVI defeating them in straight sets (25-17, 25- 5, 25-10) in the opening encounter of Day 2 of  in the ECVA Senior Women Championship.

 

After a sluggish start in the first set in which BVI drew close St. Lucia changed gears and literally had their way in the remaining sets.

 

Coach of the BVI team Stephen Payne admitted that they came up against a superior team on the day. "The three main areas of the game, passing, blocking and attacking started poorly and got progressively worse and when that happens against a team like St. Lucia we did not stand a chance" he reported.

 

Florian Combie of St. Lucia still was not smiling. "I was  not completely happy with the victory as they seemed to have approached the game with an air of overconfidence and so the reception was not what it should be. I had to keep remind them of the discipline of the game, the positioning and the communication in particular. However we are on course to achieving our primary objective and that is to get to the semifinal round"  he concluded.

 

The score sheet bore signs of complete dominance by St. Lucia. They doubled their opponents in spiking department 31-15. Then they controlled the net with blocks (9 -1) and dished out 9 service aces to BVI's one. BVI also gave up 26 points in team errors in contrast to 15 by St. Lucia.

 

Samantha Mann had a game high 13 points for St. Lucia with Petal Isidore contributing 12. Meanwhile Lauren Welch gathered 6 points all from spikes to lead her teammates in a futile effort

BVI beaten by French St Martin in ECVA opener

on Friday, 11 July 2014. Posted in Volleyball

BVI beaten by French St Martin in ECVA opener

French St. Martin came from one set down to defeat British Virgin Islands 23-25,25- 20, 25-18 and 25-10  in the opening encounter of the (ECVA) Senior Women Championship, being hosted by St Eustacious.

After a close first game St. Martin took control of the other sets with greater domination coming as the games went on.

"I think that our girls started nervously and lost control of the game in the final moments of the first set. Later we were able to regroup and execute the game plan which was to attack down the flanks and this worked for us" reported coach Guillaume Bryan.

Captain of St. Martin Valerie Damaseau  said that she was very happy to get the win as BVI was a thorn in their side in previous competitions. "I have been on the losing side many times in this encounter so I am very happy now that we are able to overpower them this time around" she  gleefully reported.

Coach of the BVI team Roy Barry cast the blame on overall poor team play. " We had too  many unforced errors and bad passes as a result the team never really lived up to their true potential and the St Martin was able to take advantage" he admitted.

Captain Patricia Romney  concurred with Barry and rue the lost of two of their better players who had to remain in BVI due to other commitments.

Valerie Damaseau of team St. Martin dominated the score sheet with  a game high 23 points comprising of 19 spikes  3 aces and 1 block. She was ably supported by Jacqueline Hodge who controlled the net with 10 blocks and added 12 spikes as well.

The BVI next faces defending Champions, St Lucia

Defending Champs retain Volleyball Titles

on Tuesday, 29 April 2014. Posted in Volleyball

Defending Champs retain Volleyball Titles

The VIVA Power League tournament came to a climax over the weekend with 5 set thrillers in the Women’s and Men’s division. Phoenix Red defeated Legends in 5 sets to own the right as 3 Peat champions while Just Dream are repeated champions after beating Gunz in 5 sets.

Results as follows:-

Saturday April 26th, 2014:-

Phoenix Red defeated Legends in 5 sets; 25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 17-25 & 15-11

Phoenix Red

Players name

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Aces

Danielle Selkridge

20

7

4

5

Sharonda Pickering

9

4

1

 

Tyalia Nibbs

6

 

8

1

Legends

Players name

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Aces

Debra Dagou

10

 

8

1

Erica Smith-Penn

3

1

5

1

Amadonna Creese

3

 

4

1

Just Dreams defeated Gunz in 5 sets: 25-17, 23-25, 25-11, 19-25 & 15-8

jusdream

Just Dream

Players name

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Aces

Canice Marquis

12

1

8

 

Travis Jack

7

6

   

Marlon Solomon

3

6

5

 

Players name

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Aces

Clyde Potter Jr

10

2

6

 

A Robinson

3

8

1

 
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