Christine Anthony continues to lead her Curacao team from the
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sunday July 30, 2017-For the second
consecutive game, the captain produced a big effort that
inspired her team to victory - a 3-0 shut-out of Martinique in
their play-off for fifth in the 2017 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Associations (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship.
The championship also served as the International Volleyball
Federation (FIVB) Round Two World Championship Qualifiers, with
defending CAZOVA champions Trinidad and Tobago and hosts
Jamaica, the next highest ranked team at this tournament, set to
advance to Round Three.
Curacao, through a marginal defeat against another French
territory, Guadeloupe, in Saturday night’s quarter-final,
dropped out of the race for the World Qualifiers.
In that game, she accumulated 29 points and in Sunday’s play-off
she amassed more than a third of her team’s 75 points, nailing
26, with 22 kills, to set up a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 win.
Anthony’s influence was reflected in the total of her team’s
next highest scorer, nine, by Samira Luis, who had eight kills.
No other player accounted for more than five points.
Both teams cancelled out each other on errors with 25 apiece,
but Curacao were far more productive in creating 234
opportunities, as opposed to Martinique’s 207.
Stephanie Trefle topped Martinique’s scoring chart with 16,
including 15 kills, while Ludmila Lican had six kills in eight