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Suriname rallies past Martinique in CAZOVA opener

COUVA, Trinidad, July 4, 2017 - Suriname served off its campaign in Pool D of the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Men’s Championship with a 3-1 (25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-18) win over former champions Martinique at the National Cycling Centre.


The win was a great sign for Suriname as they look to reverse a last place finish from the 2014 edition of the tournament which was held in T&T, while 2008 winners Martinique will need to regroup going forward.


Commenting after the loss, Martinique captain, David Le Faivre said his team did not have their mental readiness for the match.


“We did not play to the instructions of our coach and it showed in the result, so for our next match we have to do much better.”


Casey Foe-A-Man, Suriname’s captain said the match went very well for his team in terms of the result.


“We started off well but then had a lap in concentration in the second set and then we regained our focus to win the match.”


“I think we also took some time to adjust to the venue conditions and we are now looking ahead to our next match.”


Erialc Eddy, Martinique’s coach said he was very angry with the performance of his team.


“We did not play at our best level at all and our passing was not at its best, so we have to do much better.”


Suriname’s coach Getrouw Verdy said he was pleased with the win, but was not getting ahead of himself.


“It’s just the first match and while we are happy for the win, we now have to set our focus on the next match and come with the same mentality.”