Good Hope Country Day Girls Kirra Lambert & Syrena Carter Complete the Sweep

Day two of the Good Hope Country Day School (GHCDS) Beach Volleyball Skills Challenge brought more rain and wind as teams had to compete against their opponents and the elements at Tamarind Reef Beach on St. Croix on Sunday.

Group picture of all the participating teams at the Good Hope Country Beach Volleyball Girl’s Skills Challenge (Submitted Photo)

“Beach volleyball was the answer to providing volleyball athletes an opportunity to continue skill development and competitive school spirit while limiting the impact of COVID,” said GHCDS coach Laurie Dunton. “Our athletes have not competed in well over a year, and this territorial tournament brought friends, teams, schools, and islands together.”

Eight teams from St. Croix, two from St. Thomas, and two from St. John battled from 8:00 a.m. until late in the afternoon in this double-elimination tournament. “For the first Beach Volleyball in the territory in as long as I can remember, I think it went well,” said Tournament Director Elijah Mondesir. “A lot of the athletes from all schools surprised me in how well they performed once they shook the rust and jitters off.”

Liandra Daguo passes the ball at the Beach Volleyball Girl’s Challenge. (Photo by Mark J Daniel)

Kirra Lambert & Syrena Carter of GHCDS defeated Briana James & Mia Monero of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School 21-18; 21-17 in the championship game. Lambert & Carter finished the event with a perfect 4-0 record. Complex’s James and Monero played twice as many matches clawing their way through the losers bracket, finishing with a 6-2 record.

Championship team and their coaches from Good Hope / Country Day School. Left: Coach Laurie Dunton, Kirra Lambert, Syrena Carter, and Coach Jason Peifer. (Submitted Photo)

Here are the final standings and all the game results from the Beach Volleyball Girls Skills Challenge.

Kirra Lambert & Syrena Carter – Good Hope Country Day School – 1st Place
Briana James & Mia Monero – St. Croix Educational Complex – 2nd Place
Ahlaya Challenger & Titoluwani Ehinmowo – Free Will School – Tied for 3rd Place
Aleah Mann & Frances Falcon – Good Hope Country Day School – Tied for 3rd Place
Lilyana Aubain & Eliana Walters – Antilles School – Tied for 5th Place
Nyelis St. Omar & Mya Monero – St. Croix Educational Complex – Tied for 5th Place
Candance Felix & Aaliyah Boodhoo – Good Hope Country Day School – Tied for 7th Place
Safa Monsanto & Jada Jn Phillip – Gifft Hill School – Tied for 7th Place
Madelyn Avery & Taiya Letang – Antilles School – Tied for 9th Place
Leah Rodgers & Sarai Gomez – Good Hope Country Day School – Tied for 9th Place
Tsehai Alfred & Syla Cintron – Good Hope Country Day School – Tied for 9th Place
Liandra Dagou & De’Neicia Baxter – Gifft Hill School – Tied for 9th Place

Match 1 – Ahlaya & Ehinmowo of Free Will defeated Rodgers & Gomez of GHCD (15-6; 15-9)
Match 2 – St. Omar & Mya Monero of SCEC defeated Felix & Boodhoo of GHCD (17-15;15-9)
Match 3 – Mann & Falcon of GHCD defeated Dagou & Baxter of Gifft Hill (15-7; 15-8)
Match 4 – James & Mia Monero of SCEC defeated Aubain & Walters (16-14; 15-4)
Match 5–Challenger & Ehinmowo of Free Will defeated Alfred & Cintron of GHCD (15-3;15-8)
Match 6 – St. Omar & Monero of SCEC def. Monsanto & Jn Phillip of Gifft Hill (15-13; 15-3)
Match 7 – Mann & Falcon of GHCD defeated Avery & Letang of Antilles (15-4; 15-2)
Match 8 – Lambert & Carter of GHCD def. James & Mia Monero of SCEC (12-15; 15-5; 17-15)
Match 9 – Aubain & Walters of Antilles def. Alfred & Cintron of GHCD (10-15; 15-10; 16-14)
Match 10–Monsanto & Jn Phillip of Gifft Hill def Dagou & Baxter of Gifft Hill (13-15;16-14; 15-11)
Match 11 – Felix & Boodhoo of GHCD defeated Avery & Letang of Antilles (15-5; 15-12)
Match 12 – James & Mia Monero of SCEC defeated Rodgers & Gomez of GHCD (15-3; 15-11)
Match 13–Aubain & Walters of Antilles def. Monsanto & Jn Phillip of Gifft Hill (15-6; 16-14)
Match 14 – James & Mia Monero of SCEC defeated Felix & Boodhoo of GHCD (16-14; 15-11)
Match 15–Challenger & Ehinmowo of Free Will def St. Omar & Monero of SCEC(16-14;17-16)
Match 16 – Lambert & Carter of GHCD def Mann & Falcon of GHCD (15-10; 13-15; 15-10)
Match 17–James & Mia Monero of SCEC def St. Omar & Mya Monero of SCEC (16-14; 17-15)
Match 18 – Mann & Falcon of GHCD defeated Aubain & Walters of Antilles (15-10; 15-10)
Match 19 – James & Mia Monero of SCEC def Mann & Falcon of GHCD (10-15; 15-11; 15-13)
Match 20 – Lambert & Carter of GHCD def Challenger & Ehinmowo of Free Will (15-11; 15-9)
Match 21–James & Mia Monero of SCEC defeated Challenger & Ehinmowo of Free Will (15-10; 15-10)
Match 22 – Lambert & Carter of GHCD defeated James & Mia Monero of SCEC (21-18; 21-17)