Friday, January 19, 2018

Technocrats are champs again

TECHNOCRATS retained their crown in the Caribbean Volleyball League at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain, last Sunday.

The title favourites, led by national players Sean Morrison and Kevin Nimrod, while also containing overseas players like Elvis Contreras and Jose Caceras of Puerto Rico, Barbadian Dale Addison and Ricardo Chong of Jamaica, defeated Zenith 25-20, 25-17, 25-19 in the final.

The Zenith outfit, which included Brazilians Vinicius Baigan and Matthew Roham, Latvian Valters Ramma and Aaron Almario and Matthew Talamantes of the United States, had gotten the better of Big SEPoS (South East Port of Spain) 23-25, 25-18, 26-28, 25-17, 15-19 the night before, while Technocrats had taken down Defence Force 25-23, 25-21, 25-17 in the other semifinal.

SEPoS, featuring the likes of national skipper Nolan Tash and fellow national players Akim Bushe, Darnell David, Jessel Davis , Brandon Legall and Barbadian Alain London, placed third for the second straight time when they got the better of Defence Force, made up of Germanyís Markus Achulze and national players Saleem Ali and the France-based Ryan Stewart, 27-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23.

This was the third edition of the tournament and the first time that it did not include a womenís event. Glamorgan, forced to settle for fourth place last year after being the inaugural menís champs in 2012, did not compete this year.