Guadeloupe starts winning in Group L


GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 8, 2013 - Guadeloupe is off to a winning start at the NORCECA second round Group L qualifier to the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship, with a victory over Aruba 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-14).


Guadeloupe outscored Aruba with a wide advantage in all categories, in spikes by 25-7, in blocks by 9-4 and in aces by 10-1.


The top scorer of the match was Isabelle Acina with 12 points, including 3 aces, for the winning side.


“Having a win from the beginning is very important and we are happy with the good result shown so quickly. This was the first time for us playing against Aruba and we didn’t know what to expect” said Isabelle Acina, Guadeloupe’s captain.


On the other hand, Jackie Toussaint said to understand her team’s nervousness “our players are young and this is only our second international tournament. We’ll analyze our mistakes for the next match.”


Jean-Louis, Head Coach of Guadeloupe indicated “Aruba has a lot of potential and I know they will improve. I really want to congratulate my team because we almost didn’t make it to the tournament and we presented only nine players, their effort paid off. This is only the beginning and we must face each match point by point.”


Aruba’s Coach, Igmar Ogenia said “I agree with Jackie but I want to add that Guadeloupe is a much more experienced squad than ours. The girls weren’t able to get in the rhythm of the match as our passing was deficient and I hope things can change for us.”