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Youth Olympic Games Qualifier:

Saint Lucia’s ladies finish 2nd in Antigua

 

THE Saint Lucia Girls team of Zadie St. Louis and Tenayestlgni Joseph finished second in the opening round of Youth Olympics Games Beach Volleyball qualification held in Antigua and Barbuda over the weekend.

The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, officially known as the III Summer Youth Olympic Games and commonly known as Buenos Aires 2018, is a forthcoming international sports, cultural, and educational event that will be hosted in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 6 and 18 October 2018.

Saint Lucia played unbeaten up until the final versus Dominica.

On the opening day, Saint Lucia defeated Dominica 21-17, 21-17

In their second encounter, Saint Lucia had the better of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 21-16, 21-17.

Heading into the final series, the Saint Lucia pair went down to Dominica 21-19, 22-20 and 15-8.

The Saint Lucia men’s team, Noah Gaspard and Joshua Florent, were not as lucky as their female compatriots, as they finished fifth overall.

Gaspard and Florent defeated Dominica 21-10, 21-17; went down to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 21-17, 21-15 and Antigua and Barbuda 23-21 and 21-16.

The Saint Lucian women played in Group B and were seeded at No.3, Dominica No.4 and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No.5

In the men’s division, host Antigua and Barbuda No. 1, Dominica No.2, Saint Lucia No.3, Grenada No.4, Saint Kitts and Nevis No.5 and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No.6.

In Antigua and Barbuda, the four players were under the watchful eyes of Terry Verdant Head Coach, Emmy Vitalis – Team Manager.

The team returned to the island last evening.

(L-R) Saint Lucia players at the qualifiers, Zadie St. Louis, Tenayestlgni Joseph, Noah Gaspard and Joshua Florent (Photo: EV)
Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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