Honduras presents strong credentials
Both sides won their matches of Saturday over Grenada and Dominica and the winner of the Sunday’s evening clash will determine the lone spot to the third round of NORCECA qualifiers on early 2014.
Guadeloupe now looks forward to the top of the group clash with Honduras on Sunday while Dominica and Grenada will tangle to avoid cellar place and restore some pride within their respective camps.
Guadeloupe 3, Grenada 0
Guadeloupe successfully defended their home turf in the opening encounter when they brushed aside team Grenada in straight sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-17). The French attack was shared evenly as Perrot Heindrick and Marcelle Micheal contributed 10 points each while Saha Ludovic poured in five aces throughout the game. Adam Lafeuillee led Grenada with 6 points in a losing cause.
Honduras 3, Dominica 0
Honduras took match two when they overcame a determined Dominica team in straight sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-22). Arriving just moments before the delayed start of the game the Hondurans were made to work as Dominica exhibited a strong fight. The Honduran spike points were shared evenly between Carlos Osario and Evans Torres at 10. The Dominica’s charge was led by Lincoln Riviere who was the highest individual scorer in the game with 13 points.
Honduras 3, Grenada 0
Honduras waltzed past Team Grenada in three straight sets (25-11, 25-11, 25-8) to win their second game in quick succession. In doing so the Hondurans remain on course to achieve their number one objective and that is to top Group N. Honduras did well to spread their offence and Luis Matamoros was the leading scorer in the game with 9 points. Honduras seems on course for topping the group unless Guadeloupe has other ideas. The two will meet twice on Sunday with the playoff game having the real meaning.
Guadeloupe 3, Dominica 0
The highly anticipated clash between Dominica and hosts Guadeloupe ended in an anticlimax as the home side easily disposed of their neighbors in straight sets 25-15, 25-12, 25-22. Guadeloupe’s best scorer was Alexandre Watson with 14 points. Of those he had 4 blocks and 3 service aces to go along with 7 spikes. Assisting him were Loic Couchy and Gammiette Rosnel who chipped in with 12 and 10 points respectively. Couchy dominated with 10 spikes while Rosnel posted 5 blocks.