Suriname, Barbados ready for final duel in CAZOVA Under-18
SPANISH TOWN, July 26, 2019 - The unblemished record of Barbados
and Suriname will be placed on the line at 2:00 pm on Saturday,
when they face each other in the final of the Caribbean Zonal
Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) girls' Under-18 tournament at GC
Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.
Both cruised into the final, with Suriname topping Group A and
then getting by Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals and
Barbados topping B and stopping the United States Virgin Islands
in the semi-finals.
Both coaches are showing a lot of respect for their opponents
but believe that they have spot areas where they can exploit to
win the title.
Barbados' coach Shon Hurdle said, "Suriname is a well-coached
team. They are very disciplined, play a lot of defence, very
efficient and they work well together. I believe it is going to
be a tough match. I believe that we are going to have to work as
hard as possible to get past Suriname, but I trust my girls to
do the job that's necessary.
"There are one or two things that I have noticed in some areas
that we can exploit. They have some shorter players on the wings
sometimes. So if we can exploit that we will do that," Hurdle
Suriname's coach Janice Valies, said, "Barbados has been pretty
solid throughout the tournament so we are expecting the same in
the final. They have a very strong team and I think they are
going to put a lot of energy and enthusiasm and some powerful
play in the mix."
Valies' assistant, Sandrina Hunsel, added, "the girls from
Suriname have grown in their team spirit from the beginning of
the tournament and we are expecting them to be at the highest
point of what team chemistry can be. So that's what we are
moving forward to and what we are going to work with."