Barbados defeats Suriname 3-1 to win CAZOVA Under-19
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 27, 2019 - Barbados defeated
Suriname 3-1 on Saturday to win the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA) boys' Under-19 tournament at GC Foster
College of Physical Education and Sport on Saturday.
Barbados exhibited power throughout the match to prevail with
set scores of 25-15, 25-15, 31-29, 25-19 and win their third
title in the sixth edition of the competition after victories in
2007 and 2013.
The other winners were Curacao in 2010, the United States Virgin
Islands in 2012 and Jamaica in 2015.
Barbados sprayed their opponents with powerhouse serves and
spikes throughout the match as Suriname found no answer to the
assault. They also nullified the Suriname attack with effective
Barbados' coach Elwyn Oxley believes teamwork was what carried
him to victory in the week-long tournament.
Oxley said, "the thing that worked for us, was teamwork. I
always told them to respect one another no matter what they did.
I see teammates from other teams that made mistake and other
players were upset with them but I told my guys that if a player
makes a mistake, somebody must have his back and lift him up and
go again. This is a family and that is what brought us through
to win this championship.
"I am happy for these youngsters because they worked really hard
and put in a lot of work. It wasn't easy getting here because
everything is a cost, but they found ways. They did car washes
and did all kind of things to raise money to come here. So for
that alone and the effort that they put in to be here and coming
and winning I am so happy for them," Oxley said.
Earlier in the day, Jamaica defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-1
with set scores of 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 to win third