Guadeloupe scores convincing victory
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, November 13, 2016 - Guadeloupe
turned in another command performance when Group C action in the
first round of the CAZOVA qualifying series for the 2018 FIVB
Women’s World Volleyball Championship continued here at Clifton
Hunter High School.
After whipping Bahamas in straight sets in the first match of
the round-robin tournament the day before, the highest ranked of
the four teams overwhelmed No. 11 Bonaire 25-15, 25-14, 25-10 in
a tick over an hour.
The most dominating spell by the sixth-ranked team in CAZOVA
came at the start of the third set when they won ten straight
points after losing the first two.
The streak was only broken by a Misha Minfir serve into the net,
but they then went on a 6-0 run to virtually put the icing on
Bonaire’s coach Leo Richardson stated that his players would
have put up a serious fight if they did not commit so many
He is also “confident that we would win tonight” against the
seventh-ranked Bahamians in the penultimate match of the
The winner of this clash would advance to the second round as
Bahamas defeated Cayman Islands in today’s second match after
Bonaire had taken down the hosts the night before.
Bahamas’ triumph yesterday ensured Guadeloupe the first of two
qualifying places into the second round of CAZOVA (Caribbean
Zonal Volleyball Association) qualifying in Jamaica in July.
After his team’s victory, coach Pascal Douglas stated: “I am
very proud of my players” and pointed out that they had
travelled for two days to get there. Captain Delphine Stephen
admitted that the players were tired, but were focused on going
after “another victory tonight.”
Guadeloupe will face Cayman Islands, the lowest-ranked team in
the tournament at No.12, in the final match and are heavily
favoured to finish with an unbeaten record and the gold medal.