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
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
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
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.