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.”