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Simon Blake and St Lucian Joseph Cler-
cent shared 50 points between themselves,
as Toco Youths made certain a new cham-
pion, will be crowned in the Men's Division
of the Caribbean Volleyball League after
outlasting last year's winner, Glamorgan in
five sets, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12 in
their semifinal at the University of the West
Indies, Sports and Physical Educational
Centre (UWI SPEC), St Augustine, yesterday.
Going into the match, Glamorgan was con-
fident of reaching the championship match
after easing past Toco Youths, 25-17, 25-18,
25-17 in their round-robin opener.
However, Blake and Clercent had other
ideas and tallied 26 (24 kills) and 24 (22 kills)
points respectively in the match which last
five minutes under two hours.
Puerto Rican, Pablo Guzman added 15 valu-
able points for tournament debutants Toco
which dominated its opponents 67-46 on
spikes, 9-7 on blocks and 5-3 on service aces
to overcome its 50 points handed to Glam-
organ on errors.
For Glamorgan, Bahamian Byron Ferguson
had 17 points, Ryan Stewart added 16 and
USA's Jordan Du Fault, ten.
Last night, Technocrats came up against
BIG South East Port-of-Spain in the other
men's semifinal ahead of today's third place
and gold medal matches from 12 noon.
On Friday, Dominican Republic duo, Elvis
Contreras and Jose Caceres combined for 50
points to lead defending Men's Division cham-
pions, Technocrats to a battling 25-19,25-16,
21-25, 25-16 win over Glamorgan in the final
Both teams entered the match with 2-0
records after wins over BIG South East Port-
of-Spain (SEPoS) and Toco Youths in their
previous matches and were eager to enter
the semifinal stage with the unbeaten record
However, Technocrats, was the one to come
out on top with Contreras leading all scorers
with 27 points, inclusive of 22 kills and five
blocks while Caceres, had 23 points, com-
prising of 15 kills, six blocks and two aces in
the 92 minutes contest.
Portugal based Marc-Anthony Honore also
had another solid outing as he chip in with
11 points, eight of which were blocks while
Barbadian veteran, Dale Addison added seven
and club captain, Sean Morrison, six for the
winners who held a comfortable 48-34 edge
on spikes and 22-9 on blocks.
Glamorgan was led for the third straight
match by Du Fault with 19 points, made up
of 15 kills, three blocks and one service ace
while Stewart got 15, 12 of which were spikes,
and two aces.
Toco battled past BIG SEPoS 30-28, 26-
24, 24-26, 25-23 in two hours, 13 minutes in
Friday's first men's match for its first win in
Guzman continued his rich form for Toco
with 18 points, highlighted by 16 kills and
two aces while Blake tallied four aces in his
13 points, and the duo of Clercent and Colin
Bernard and Daniel Williams also had six
blocks each while Blake served up four aces
for the winners who were more efficient in
the spiking 47-40, blocking 14-2 and serving
SEPoS got a team-high 14 points from
Suriname's Keven Sporkslede while his com-
patriot Gino Naarden added 12, and veteran
T&T captain, Nolas Tash, nine.
UTT eases past
Technocrats in first semis
Poland-based trio, Krystle Esdelle, Sinead
Jack and Channon Thompson were all in
double-figures as defending champions, the
University of T&T rebounded from a four-
set loss to rivals, Glamorgan in their final
round-robin match to beat Technocrats 25-
20, 26-24, 25-15 in their Women's Division
This was in the first match on the penul-
timate day of competition at the University
of the West Indies Sports and Physical Edu-
cational Centre, Tacarigua.
Esdelle, captain of both UTT and the senior
national women's team and Jack, both had
17 points each while Thompson added 14 in
the win which came after 74 minutes.
Esdelle's tally was made up of 13 kills and
two aces while Jack had seven blocks in her
total and Thompson all via kills, as UTT
dominated its opponents 40-23 on kills, 11-
6 on blocks and 4-3 on service aces to secure
a spot in the gold medal contest on Sunday,
against the winner of Saturday night other
semifinal between the unbeaten Glamorgan
and winless New Arising Sports Company.
Curacao's Christine Anthony led Tech-
nocrats with 11 points, all but one being kills
while T&T duo, Samantha Prescott and
Andrea Kinsale added five each.
On Friday night, USA's Kim Willoughby-
Tucker was the lone player in double-figure
scoring as Glamorgan ended as the top seed
win the Women's Division after beating UTT
25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20 in their final round-
robin match to end with a 3-0 record.
Going into the match, both UTT and Glam-
organ had 2-0 marks after victories against
New Arising Sports Company and Tech-
nocrats in their two other matches, and was
keen on staying perfect ahead of Saturday's
In the end, Willoughby-Tucker's 19 kills
and four aces proved very crucial to her team's
triumph in one hour, 29 minutes via a balance
attack which also saw Benavia Jenkins and
Gwendolyn Rucker, both from the USA also,
and T&T's Finland-based Darlene Ramdin
getting nine points each and Spain-based
Barbadian, Anicia Wood, seven.
Thompson with 22 points, 21 of which were
kills; Esdelle with and Jack with nine, were
the main scorers for UTT, which was dom-
inated on spikes, 34-49 but feared a little
better on blocks, 8-10 and service aces, 7-
12. Technocrats got its first win when it swept
past NASC 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 in 61 minutes
in Friday's opening women's match.
For the winners' national women's team
player Andrea Kinsale top scored with 11
points, comprising eight kills while Curacao's
Christine Anthony and another T&T national
team player, USA-based Samantha Prescott
got nine each.
Blake, Clercent dump Glamorgan in semis
St Lucian Joseph Clercent, right, of Toco Youths spikes past the attempted block from Bahamians Shedrick Forbes and Byron Ferguson in their
Men's Division semifinal of the Caribbean Volleyball League, at the University of the West Indies, Sports and Physical Educational Centre, St
Augustine, yesterday. Toco Youths won 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
The University of T&T made it four
straight wins from as many matches in the
T&T Table Tennis Association First Division,
after blanking Gladiators/Blasters 4-0 in a
reschedule match at its O'Meara Road, Arima
National singles champion Curtis
Humphreys got UTT off to a winning start
when he overcame a stubborn test from Aaron
Edwards, 11-3, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8 for a 1-
Kenwin Small made it 2-0 after he stopped
Michael Noel 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 while Kyle Bor-
neo extended the lead to 3-0 when he swept
past Andrew Edwards 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 before
Borneo and Small defeated Edwards brothers,
Andrew and Aaron 11-7, 11-7, 11-8.
On Thursday, Kirk Mohammed won twice
at the Oxford Club in San Fernando, to secure
Oxford's first win, 4-1 over Gladiators/Blasters.
Mohammed won over Andrew Edwards
11-7, 11-9, 11-9 triumph and Selwyn Singh
of Oxford then stopped Michael Noel, 7-11,
11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5 for a 2-0 lead in the
best-of-seven match series.
Kyle Bennett crushed Anthony Laquis 11-
4, 14-12, 11-4 to get Gladiators/Blasters, back
in the contest at 2-1, however, Mohammed
and Laquis then outlasted Edwards and Ben-
nett 14-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6 before Mohammed
brushed aside Bennett, 11-9, 15-17, 11-8, 11-
UTT makes it four straight
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