Jamaica makes strong debut against Bermuda
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 1, 2013 – Jamaica debuted at the NORCECA
Second Round Group M Qualification Tournament of the FIVB
Women’s World Championship with a cruising victory in straight
sets 25-11, 25-16, 25-8 over Bermuda on Saturday.
The hard-hitting and taller Jamaicans proved to be too much for
the Bermudians despite their inexperience.
The home girls improved with the match and finished with a
strong performance in the third set when they limited the
opposition to just eight points.
“We got together as a team after a slow start and the key for
the win were our services which caused mistakes to the other
team and we capitalized,” Jamaica’s captain Shedeiky Hamilton
Jamaica’s coach Gatasheau Bonner was happy to get the first
match out of their way and the pressure of playing in front of
the local fans.
“We have been working very hard with our serves and also with
the blocking part of the game,” Bonner said. “After the second
set we really came together.”
“We need to communicate better,” Bermudian Vikky Stevenson said.
“It was a tough opponent and it was a step forward for our
Coach Juanita Blee said: “We came here not knowing much about
Jamaica. Our passing needs to improve and the Jamaicans served
exceptionally well. It is our first match and we will improve as
the tournament goes on.”