go down 3-0 to Suriname in CAZOVA Under-18
TOWN, July 24, 2019 - Host Jamaica went down 3-0 to Suriname in
the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association girls' Under-18 at GC
Foster College of Physical Education and Sport on Wednesday.
host fought hard in the first set and gave up the other two
easily to lose 27-25, 25-10, 25-7 and diminish their chances of
being the automatic qualifier for the semi-finals from Group A.
lost their opening match against United States Virgin Islands (USVI)
3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20) while Suriname defeated the USVI 3-1
(25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17) on Tuesday.
Valies, Suriname's head coach, said, "we had to change our
rotation because of minor injuries and we experimented a little.
They performed better than I expected as they really showed that
they are able to adapt to change."
Jamaica's coach Shedeiky Hamilton-Barnes, said, "I think the
game plan was working in the first set as we decided that most
times they hit cross court, so this morning in training we
worked on defending the cross courts hit and it was working for
us in the first set.
"I think that as the first set closed and they lost it, they got
demotivated and I was trying my very best to motivate them so
that they can lift their spirit, but they got into themselves
and too emotional and couldn't play hard enough,"