Jamaica outlasts Suriname for fifth spot
COUVA, Trinidad, July 8, 2017 - Jamaica ended its campaign at
the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)
Men's Championship on a high with a 3-2 (26-24, 24-26, 25-22,
23-25, 19-17) win over Suriname in the fifth place playoff at
the National Cycling Centre.
Leading the way for the winners was Jahmion Hartley with a
tournament high 26 points, inclusive of 16 kills and four blocks
and six service aces in the two hours, and 16 minutes contest.
Martin Blake and Jovanny Clarke also scored in double-figures
for Jamaica with 21 and 14 points respectively as they held a
narrow edge on spikes 61-59, blocks 15-14, and service aces 9-7.
Suriname got a team best 23 points from Gino Robert Naarden
while Clyde Faser 12, Zefanio Breinburg 12, and Marc Flu, with
ten were the other main contributors.
The fifth placed finish for Jamaica emulated its performance
from 2014 when the tournament was also held in Trinidad and
Tobago, with Suriname also ending sixth.