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Jamaica outlasts Haitian test in Couva 

COUVA, Trinidad, July 4, 2017 - Jamaica began its campaign for a first ever title in the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Men’s Championship with a steady display in a 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22) win over debutants Haiti at the National Cycling Centre.

Speaking after the Pool E win, which looked easier than it was for Jamaica, captain Andre Mc Lean said, “This is our first match as a team in over a year as it’s a new group of players.”

“So for us it was very good to start with a win and we expect that by playing more matches we will get better as we go along. Special mention must be given to the young Haiti team as they played solid defence throughout.

Haiti captain, Irvens Benjamin noted that his team is a very young one. The other team we played is a much older and more experienced team and we also need to play a lot faster.”

Haiti’s Yves Larrieux was quick to point out that his team made too many faults and in order to win these kind of matches we need to be better.

Gatasheu Bonner, Jamaica’s coach added, “Today we played to our game plan in the first two sets but Haiti also played solid defence while we were a bit impatient as well.”