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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, January 31, 2014
T&T s Marc-Anthony Honore and his Por-
tuguese club, Sporting Lisbon Benfica made it
13 straight victories in the Portugal Volleyball
Federation National Championship after easing
past host Esmoriz GC 25-12, 25-17, 25-22 at the
Pavilhao do Esmoriz on Sunday.
The win for Honore who plays the centre posi-
tion and his Benfica club, the four-time Por-
tuguese Super Cup and 13-time Portuguese
Cup 13 champions improved its points tally to
48 from 17 matches, three clear of AJF Bastardo
which has a match in hand and has only loss
once in 16 outings.
Honore, who also enjoyed professional stints
in Germany and Brasil will next be in Portugese
league action on February 8 when Benfica faces
fifth placed Vitoria, which currently has 31 points,
one more than CA Madelena, which occupies
the sixth and final playoff spot.
Yesterday, Honore and his team journeyed to
Holland, where they started off their participation
in the Ermasport Volleyball Classic, with a com-
fortable win over Draisma Dynamo 25-17, 25-
The Reds as Benfica are also called were also
expected to face Topvolley Antwerpen in another
match, late, yesterday.
On the women s side, the overseas-based
quiartet of Darlene Ramdin, Channon Thompson,
Sinead Jack and national captain, Krystle Esdelle.
France-based middle-blocker, Ramdin, could
not help her team, Terville Florange Olympique
from going under to RC Cannes for the second
time in as many days, this occasion in the French
Cup, 20-25, 17-25, 21-25 on Sunday.
A day earlier in the Ligue A Feminin, Terville
Florange was beaten by Cannes, 15-25, 20-25,
22-25 in the league which put the latter nine
points clear at the top of the 12-team standings
with 39 from 13 wins from as many matches,
and ahead of Cannet-Rocheville.
The loss, the third in five matches for Ramdin
and team-mates left the club with a 4-9 mark,
and on ten points, eight out of the eighth and
final playoff qualification spot.
At the bottom of the table is Thompson and
her Evreux team-mates who were beaten 22-25,
20-25, 25-20, 12-25 by Cannet-Rocheville.
The 19 -year-old Jack who signed a three-
year contract with Russian Women s Super
League club, 14-time champions Uralochka last
October featured in their 17-25, 25-19, 25-22,
25-22 win over Dinamo Moskva
Jack who also had a professionally with Polish
volleyball club -- Białystok was on Sunday named
the T&T Volleyball Federation "Sportswoman
of the Year" after she was voted as the "Best
Blocker" at the Norceca Continental Cham-
piosnhip held in Nebraska in September where
T&T placed sixth.
The win saw Uralochka climb to 15 points, the
same as Zarechie, and both with 4-7 records
while at the the top of the 11-team table from
which eight qualifies to the Championship play-
offs, is three-time league champion Dinamo
Kazan with 32 points from 11 straight wins, six
clear of Omichka.
They are followed by Dinamo Moskva with
22, Dinamo Krasnodar with 20. Two points
behind Uralochka amnnd Zarechie of Fakel and
Haran Morin, the latter of which Urlochka faces
on February 15.
And in Romania, national women s team cap-
tain, the much travelled Esdelle who has played
professionally in France, Germany and Asia was
on the losing end with her CSM Bucuresti club,
19-25, 16-25, 19-25 against SCM Craiova.
The loss was the fifth in as many for Bucuresti
which remained second from bottom with one
win and three points, from 13 matches.
Honore's Benfica spikes
13th straight win
Jarry Paul and Jordi o Brien both scored
hat-tricks as St Mary s College mauled
Debe High 12-0 in the Boys division of
the T&T Hockey Board Secondary
Schools Outdoor League at St James Bar-
racks, Western Main Road, St James on
Paul got his goals in the third, 29th and
35th minutes while O Brien completed his
treble in the sixth, 22nd and 24th minutes
for the "Saints" who were beaten, 3-1 by
Fatima College in their opener.
Zachary Clarke, Che Modeste, James
Attieh, Craig Cockburn and Maleik Ross
added one each in the lopsided win for the
"Saints" who led 4-0 at the half-time inter-
val of the 40-minutes match.
However, at the top of the table is Queen s
Royal College which followed up its 3-0
blanking of South East Port-of-Spain
with a 6-0 thrashing of newcomers,
Woodbrook Government Secondary.
Leading the way for the Royalians were
Ghardel Elcock (1st, 39th) and Kristien
Emmanuel (27th, 30th) with two goals each
while Jadel Poon-Lewis and Lyndell Byer,
chipped in with one apiece.
Today, SEPoS girls and boys teams will
hope for better fortunes when they come
up against Providence Girls and Fatima,
from 3.15 pm and 4.15 pm respectively
For the schools which have recently
become involved in the TTHB s Develop-
ment Program the TTHB will host its Sec-
ondary Schools Minor-League Tournament
on Friday March, 21, 2014 from 8am to 5pm
at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua,
for schools in the North, West and East
Zones and at Debe High School, Debe for
schools in the South and Central Zones.
The sponsors of this league are the Sport
Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Blue
St Mary's 12 (Jarryon Paul 3rd, 29th,
35th, Jordi O'Brien 6th, 22nd, 24th,
Zachary Clarke 16th, Jean-Luc Hinds 20th,
Che Modeste 25th, James Attieh 26th,
Paul, O'Brien trick
Debe hockey boys
...QRC wins again
St Mary's College's Maleik Ross scores on the near post, past Debe High goalkeeper
Joseph Johnson while team-mate Jarryon Paul watches on in their T&T Hockey Board
Secondary Schools Outdoor League Boys' Open Division match at St James Barracks,
Western Main Road, St James, on Wednesday. St Mary's won 12-0.
PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Girls: SEPoS vs
Providence, 3.15 pm
Boys: SEPoS vs Fatima,
St Mary's 12 (Jarryon Paul 3rd, 29th, 35th, Jordi
O'Brien 6th, 22nd, 24th, Zachary Clarke 16th, Jean-Luc
Hinds 20th, Che Modeste 25th, James Attieh 26th,
Craig Cockburn 33rd, Maleik Ross 34th) vs Debe High 0
QRC 6 (Ghardel Elcock 1st, 39th, Kristien Emmanuel
27th, 30th, Jadel Poon-Lewis 18th, Lyndell Byer 29th)
vs Woodbrook Govt Sec 0
Queen s Park CC will flick off the defence of its Trin-
ity Men s Division title against bitter rival Fatima when
the T&T Hockey Board Outdoor League season begins
at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua from 7 pm.
Last year, the Parkites won the title ahead of Courts
Malvern and Paragon and will be keen to start their
defence witha win.
Also on tonight, the Mixed Veterans Division gets
going from 8.45 pm with defending champions Malvern
Tomorrow and Sunday, matches will continue in all
divisions, inclusive of the Under-19 boys and girls, Trinity
men and women and the Champion Divisions.
QPCC, Fatima flick off outdoor season
Trinity Men: QPCC vs Fatima, 7 pm
Mixed Veterans: Malvern vs Shape,
Under-19 Girls: Notre Dame vs
Raiders, 11 am
Under-19 Boys: Notre Dame vs
Raiders, 12.30 pm
Trinity Women: SC Magnolias vs
Ventures, 2 pm
Men's Championship: Notre Dame
vs Malvern, 4 pm; QPCC vs Fatima, 7
Women's Championship: Malvern vs
Harvard Checkers, 5. 3 0pm
Under-19 Girls: Paragon vs Ventures,
Under-19 Boys: Courts Malvern vs
Trinity Men: Paragon vs Shape, 4 pm
Women's Championship: Paragon vs
Ventures, 5.30 pm
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