Suriname captures CAZOVA Under-18 title
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 27, 2019 - Suriname dismissed
Barbados 3-0 to win the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association
girls' Under-18 title at GC Foster College of Physical Education
and Sport on Saturday.
Barbados failed to get their power game right and allowed
Suriname to use technical competency to deliver set victories of
25-8, 25-21, 25-23 and claim the title for the first time in the
competition's fifth staging.
Trinidad and Tobago won the competition thrice and Barbados
Barbados, with their main armoury of power not working, failed
to make adequate adjustments throughout, which caused numerous
unforced errors as they hit and served long and wide, in the
process giving up easy points to their opponents.
Suriname, on the other hand, kept their plays simple and
maintained their composure, relying mainly on their technical
efficiency and game smarts to outwit and outplay Barbados.
According to coach Janice Valies, Suriname game plan worked, as
they nullified Barbados' main power hitter Tenneille Chapman-Goodluck
by serving well.
Valies said, "my girls are excited we wanted it and we played
for it. We minimised the main player (Chapman-Goodluck) and
subbed her out. That was the first time in the whole tournament
that she was subbed out.
"We minimised their attacks by having tough serves. If you
minimise the pass they are not able to attack so, by having a
strong serve we were able to break them," Valies said.
Her assistant, Sandrina Hunsel, chimed in, "we broke them into
Earlier in the day, United States Virgin Islands won third place
by defeating Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 with set scores of 24-14,