Loss blamed on lack of experience
BARBADOS coach Andrew Culpepper thinks lack of experience was the reason the national men’s team had to settle for the bronze medal at the Caribbean Volleyball Championships in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Bajans, ten-time champions, advanced to the semi-finals with an unblemished record but failed to reach the championship match after losing to Martinique 26-28, 20-25, 25-14, 23-25 at the National Cycling Centre.
“I would really put it down to inexperience that cost us the championship. The majority of the guys came in from the junior team and I think that [inexperience] is what really defeated us. We had about seven or eight players,” he said.
Barbados managed some satisfaction by winning the third-place play-off. They beat Haiti 25-15, 25-15, 27-25. (RG)
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