Spikers storm Cuba

After a number of years, Cayman had a solid return to Cuba’s beaches.

The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation applauds the efforts of Cristin Alexander, Jennifer Bily, Philippe Deslandes and Olney Thompson on Varadero Beach this month.

The quartet competed at the sixth stop of the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation 2012 tour. It marked the first time in many years that Cayman had representation at a Cuban competition.

Alexander and Bily were eliminated in the quarterfinals while Deslandes and Thompson were knocked out in the group stages. The men especially did well in the face of great odds.

Deslandes and Thompson valiantly battled Costa Rica, the sixth place finisher and Canada One, the third place team, at Hotel Club Kawama in Varadero.