Back News




Bishop of Jamaica with all-round play


KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 26, 2017 - Tahleia Bishop turned in an impressive all-round display on Wednesday night to guide Jamaica to a 3-0 shut-out of US Virgin Islands on the opening night of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Round Three World Championship Qualifying tournament.


Bishop registered eight kills in a team–leading 12 points and came up big in other areas of the court on digs, blocks, serves and receptions to lead Jamaica to a comfortable 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 victory inside the National Indoor Sports Complex.


Sashalee Thomas (10 points), Danaisha Moss (10) and Breanna Atkinson (four) also made good contribution all round, while Aiko Jones did a fair bit of sharing, with eight points.


I’tiana Taylor, with 12 points, was easily the visiting team’s best player, but lacked the support to pose much of a challenge to the Jamaicans.


"I kind of expected it,” offered Jamaica’s head coach, Dr. Ricardo Chong, adding that his team was “a little bit of nervous”.


Chong added: “I am also expecting the team to get better during the tournament.


“There is always a possibility of winning the championships. Trinidad and Tobago looked impressive during their game," he continued, assessing their big rival. “They have weaknesses that can be exploited, but we are going to take it one game at a time."