Ludmila fires Martinique to easy win in CAZOVA WCH Qualifier
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 26, 2017 - Lican Ludmila turned in a
devastating performance that enabled Martinique to power past
Bahamas 3-0 in their Group D preliminary round match, on the
opening day of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)
2017 World Championship Qualifying Second Round competition on
The tournament also doubles as the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship and is being staged at
the National Indoor Sports Centre, Independence Park Complex.
Ludmila’s was particularly severe on her opponents at the net,
punishing them with 15 spikes on the way to totalling 18 points.
Those numbers were very telling in both the individual set
scorelines and time, as Martinique averaged roughly 21 minutes
per set to pummel their opponents 25-15, 25-19, 25-13.
Another telling contribution for Martinique came from libero
Beltant Noemie, who spiked nine of her 10 points. Sabina Aida
and Abathi Helaijah also contributed well to the overall numbers
for Martinique numbers, who won easily despite racking up 26
That was significantly more than the Bahamas default total, 19.
However, the latter were not measuring their serves well and
this affected their chances of setting the tone for the games.
“Martinique is very strong with the serves, Bahamas is not so
good with the serve,” observed Dinal Roberto, assistant coach of
the Martinique team.
Bonamy Brittany was Bahamas’ best hitter, converting seven
spikes in her eight points, while Bastian Melinda chipped in
with six points.
Roberto said the win provides Martinique with momentum and
optimism for the remainder of the tournament.
“The first game prepares us for the second game. It’s good for
the confidence, because the second game is more difficult,” said
Roberto, reflecting also on their second match, which will be
played on Thursday afternoon against the defending champions.
“I believe Trinidad is very difficult,” he said.
Eight teams are participating and the highest ranked in the 2017
CAZOVA Women’s Championship, along with already-qualified
Trinidad and Tobago, will advance to the Third Round of the
International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Championship
The Trinidadians will host one of the World Championship