Jamaica still undefeated
KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 30, 2012. - Jamaica beat Barbados by
3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17) to finish undefeated in the
preliminary round of the NORCECA Group E First Round Tournament
of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship.
The host opened up aggressively while Barbados was only able to
dominate them in the third set.
Jamaica registered a 3-0 win-loss record and will meet again
with Barbados on Friday night for the first place of the event.
Aruba and Cayman Islands will battle for the third place and the
ticket to next year’s second round of competitions.
The winners held a huge margin of 12-5 in blocking points. Lecia
Brown collected 16 points, Maniki Thompson 12 and Avaniki
Campbell 11 to lead Jamaica while Shari Mathews finished with 19
for the defeated side.
Shedeiky Hamilton for the winners said “we knew we had to play
hard from the start, things turned out as planned because we
improved our passing and serves which helped us to push
“Our lack of focus caused us the match, Jamaica had more power
than we expected. We were able to have a comeback but it wasn’t
enough so I believe the rematch looks promising” indicated
Jamaican coach, Gatashew Bonner expressed “it has been too long
since we’ve won to Barbados and this will give the team
confidence for the important match. Our hard work for the past
months has shown progress.”
Andrew Brathwaite said that his team didn’t execute the game
plan, “I believe the girls were surprised by Jamaica, so the
final match will be more interesting. I am happy for Jamaica’s