One-woman army Hunsel floors USVI
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday July 27, 2017 - Sandrina Hunsel put
on a one-woman scoring display to power Suriname to a 3-0
victory over the US Virgin Islands in their International
Volleyball Association (FIVB) World Championship Qualifier on
The outstanding hitter nailed 25 kills in a high-scoring
28-point tally that not only cast her numbers way above any
other player on the court, but made the difference among the
combatants as her team won 25-23, 25-9, 25-22 in their Group E
encounter at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Independence
Interestingly, Hunsel had scored an identical 28 points on
Wednesday’s opening night of the tournament that is also the
Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s
On that night, her team were losers, after suffering a narrow
2-3 loss in a tight five-setter against Curacao.
Mercedes Willemsberg, who scored seven points and Kame
Sigourney, with three kills, were among the other leading
scorers for Suriname, a statistic that shows the vast disparity
of Hunsel’s contribution in the match that lasted one hour, 17
Interestingly, Suriname, with 25, committed far more errors than
the US Virgin Islands’ 17.
However, the number of chances created facilitated a distinct
scoring advantage – 75 points from 190 opportunities as opposed
to USVI’s 178, from which they scored 54 points.
I’tiana Taylor, like their first game, was the star for the USVI
team again, nailing eight kills in 13 points. Valissia
Brathwaite (8) and Danielle Selkridge (7) numbered decent
points, while Anisa George was big defensively, making nine
The USVI team were suffering for the second consecutive game,
having lost 0-3 against Jamaica in their opening tie.
Trinidad and Tobago are the defending champions in the
tournament, which comprises eight teams.
The competition doubles as the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA) Championship and the highest ranked team,
along with already qualified Trinidad and Tobago, will advance
to the Third Round of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)
World Championship Qualifiers.