Suriname start CAZOVA girls' Under-18 with win over USVI
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 23, 2019 - Suriname won their first
match of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)
Girls' Under-18 Championship at GC Foster College of Physical
Education and Sport on Tuesday, outplaying United States Virgin
Suriname won the first set and gave up the second but rallied to
win the third and fourth to take the match 25-21, 22-25, 25-20,
25-17 to win their opening match in the tournament.
USVI have won one and lost one, as they defeated host Jamaica
25-19, 25-18, 25-20 on Monday.
According to Suriname's coach, Janice Valies, the victory was
set up by the team's second setter Gail Mangoenardjo entering
the match and playing above expectations, after first-choice
Angeni Cheuk Alam got injured diving for a ball. She also
credits team chemistry as a factor.
Valies said, “it feels good as we lost our first setter in the
first set and the second setter came in and it was like it was
nothing. She took it and she ran with it as we needed her the
most at that moment and that's when she proved that she could be
our first setter.
USVI's coach Isaac Raphael said, "today was tough as we made a
lot of unforced errors and we were not as consistent as we
should be but they fought hard and I am proud of the girls."