St George's College reach TTO Boys Open final

BALMAIN, COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago, February 13, 2020 - Reigning champions Pleas­antville Sec­ondary, and St George's College will contest this year's final of the Boys' Open Division of the 2020 Secondary Schools Volleyball League Championship after advancing through the playoffs at the National Cycling Velodrome, Centre Court, Balmain, Couva.

Thursday 13 de February del 2020 11:00 AM

When the seven-team two groups round-robin series began, Pleasantville and St George's College topped their respective Pool B and Pool A series with perfect records.
Playing in a four-team Pool B series, Pleasantville registered victories over Iere High School 2-0 (15-7, 15-5), Maple Leaf International 2-0 (15-12, 15-6) and Arima Central Secondary 2-0 (15-11, 15-4) for a perfect 3-0 record.

Maple Leaf International (2-1) and Iere High School (1-2) ended second and third respectively to qualify to the quarterfinals.
St George's College was as equally as impressive in Pool A with wins against Naparima College 2-0 (15-11, 15-13) and International School of Port-of-Spain (15-10, 15-7) for a perfect 2-0 record. 

Naparima ended in the second spot in the pool courtesy their come-from-behind 2-1 (15-17, 15-13, 20-18) defeat of International School.
In the cross-over quarterfinals, International School repeated their North Zone finals win against Maple Leaf with a  2-0 (15-9, 15-10) victory to set up a semifinal against Pleasantville Secondary, while Naparima College battles St George's, in the other final-four clash after their 2-1 (15-13, 12-15, 16-14) defeat of Iere High in the other quarterfinal.

And in the semifinals, Pleasantville Secondary swept past overcame Naparima College 2-0 (17-15, 15-7) and St George's College swept past International School 2-0 (15-7, 15-9) to set up their finals' showdown on Saturday, February 22.

Semifinal losers, Naparima College and International School will also meet on February 22 for the bronze medal.
Last year, Pleasantville Secondary cap­tured the boys Open Di­vi­sion ti­tle by beating International School 25-21, 27-25, and in the bronze medal clash, St George's got the bet­ter of Ari­ma Cen­tral.

The Mar­vin Beck­les-coached Pleas­antville Sec­ondary also took home the Un­der-16 boys ti­tle as well, af­ter beating Vish­nu Boy's Hin­du Col­lege, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12.
Vish­nu had ear­li­er out­played St George's Col­lege 25-21, 25-14 in the Un­der-14 gold medal en­counter while in the bronze clash, St George's ral­lied past Maple Leaf School, 9-15, 15-11, 15-13.


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