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Guadeloupe secure quarter-final spot

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 28, 2017 - Guadeloupe secured their spot in the quarter-finals of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Round Two World Championship Qualifiers by blanking Bahamas 3-0 in their Group D match here at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Friday.

An outstanding effort from Leslie Figere-Turiaf played a big role in the outcome as she scored a game-high 15 points, with 12 kills in her team’s 25-22, 25-11, 25-19 victory.

Sherley Lanimarac, who came up big with five kills and six blocks for 11 points, also had a big hand in the French-speaking territory’s success.

In terms of errors, the teams were inseparable with 25 apiece, but the Guadeloupe women were better at creating opportunities and they made their opponents pay with their third loss of the campaign.

Raechel Knowles spanked six kills in eight points to lead the Bahamians in scoring, while Brittany Bonamy scored four points from kills. Leandrea Ambrister and Ashley Webb contributed five points apiece.

While Bahamas were condemned to a seventh-place play-off, Guadeloupe secured a quarter-final date with Curacao tonight in the eight-nation tournament, which doubles as the 2017 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship.

Trinidad and Tobago are the defending champions and have already sealed one of two available spots to FIVB Round Three World Championship Qualifying. That level, the NORCECA Championship, involves teams from North and Central America and will qualify teams to the World tournament.