Guadeloupe overhaul TTO to win CAZOVA U18 battle

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 23, 2019 - Guadeloupe rallied from two sets down to overpower Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 in the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) girls' Under-18 tournament at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport on Tuesday.


With superior all-round abilities, Trinidad and Tobago were able to stamp their authority over Guadeloupe in the first two sets, but Guadeloupe fought back gallantly after settling their nerves to secure scores of 24-26, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-13.


Guadeloupe won their first match after losing their opening encounter on Monday 25-16, 25-15, 25-4 to Barbados. It was Trinidad and Tobago's first match of the tournament.


Coach of Guadeloupe Estelle Dixit said that the players followed her instructions which resulted in the victory.


"It is a good victory and I am proud of my team. My players were patient and waited. I told them what to do and they did it," she said.


Trinidad and Tobago's coach Sean Morrison said, "Yes I am disappointed. The ladies had a good opening and went up 2-0 and then committed too many errors after that that cost us the third set and Guadeloupe were together, they were hyped and they support each other."