Girls of TTO and Suriname to meet for Olympic spot
MARACAS BAY, Trinidad, November 27, 2013 - The Trinidad &
Tobago pair of Chelsi Ward and Malika Davidson will come up
against Suriname's Sigourney Kame and Cabriella Bouterse in the
Under-18 women's gold medal match for a spot at next year's
Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Youth Olympic Games to be
held in Nanjing, China.
This after both teams won through their respective matches to
get to the gold medal contest of the six-team tournament when
the two-day Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)
Zone of NORCECA Youth Qualifiers serve off at Maracas Bay,
Trinidad on a very raining and windy Wednesday.
In the women’s main draw, the top seeded Ward and Davidson who
represented Trinidad & Tobago at the FIVB Under-21 Beach
Volleyball World Championship which was held in Croatia earlier
this year defeated fourth ranked Barbadian duo, Janina Mayers
and Deandra Small 21-14, 21-18 and 21-15, 21-16, in their
two-match series after receiving a bye a quarterfinal round.
On the other side of the draw, sixth-ranked Kame and Bouterse
first battled past third ranked Jamaicans, Lisanne Roofe and
Tiomma Graham 17-21, 21-4, 21-0 (retired hurt in second set at
15-4) and 21-16, 21-17 in their second match, before they
upstaged second ranked Cayman Islands pair, Chante Smith-Johnson
and Lleann Powery, 21-13, 14-21, 15-11 and 21-11, 21-5 for a
place in the title match.
In the other main draw quarterfinal contested earlier in the
day, Barbadians, Mayers and Small won over US Virgin Islands'
Dinaja Dowdy and Shanice James 21-9, 21-17 and 21-16, 21-17,
ahead of their meeting with T&T, which the host swept.
In the final, carded for Thursday, the winner between T&T and
Suriname will advance directly to the Youth Olympics in Nanjing,
while the loser will still have a chance to qualify for the
However, it will first need to advance through a Second Round
of NORCECA Zonal qualifiers at a later date along with the
winners of the losers draw.
On Thursday in the losers, draw semifinals, Jamaica faces
Barbados and US Virgin Islands meet Cayman Islands with the
winners to meet in the losers' final.