Barbados men into CVC final
PORT OF SPAIN – Barbados are into another Caribbean Volleyball Championships finals, hunting their 11th title.
Tonight, the Bajan men romped into the final with a facile 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Curaçao. The scoreline would suggest a close contest, but it was only in the second set when they led 22-20 that Curaçao looked like they would force the match beyond three sets.
Barbados out blocked, out spiked and out served Curaçao, with coach Ludger Niles giving court time to all of his players. Veteran Fabian Cox and south paw Shawn Simpson led the way once again, with juniors Ammuniki Wood, Jabarry Goodridge and Chioke Holder proving their value as starters.
Allrounder Kyle Browne, along with Akeem Payne and Romel Agard and backup setter Ronald Rice came off of the bench to make significant contributions. Captain Alain London once again looked the superior setter at the tournament.
Tomorrow, Barbados will play either defending champions, The Bahamas or host T&T who are playing the late match. (KB)