on song as T&T stay perfect
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 28, 2017 - Channon Thompson turned in an
excellent all-round performance to emerge one of three joint
leading scorers for Trinidad and Tobago, who kept their perfect
record intact in Group D preliminary with a 3-0 win over
Martinique in the International Volleyball Association (FIVB)
Round Two World Championship Qualifier on Friday.
Thompson laid down nine kills and scored a couple of points off
serves and blocks, to tally 13 points, as Trinidad and Tobago
won 25-11, 25-23, 25-20 in the match at the National Indoor
Esdelle Krystle, who powered home eight kills and Sinead Jack
also scored 13 points as Trinidad and Tobago topped the group to
earn a bye into Sunday’s semi-final.
Eight teams are participating in this tournament, which is also
the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s
Championship. Trinidad and Tobago, the defending champions, have
already secured one of the two spots for the Round Three FIVB
They dominated the stats sheet all over and had less errors than
Martinique, 18 compared to 23/
A the case with their previous matches, Ludmila Lican was their
leading scorer, blasting in 12 kills for all her points, while
Beatrice Cyrilla registered five kills in seven points.
“I’m happy, though we could do better than we did today, so I’m
just waiting for the final two games,” said Nicholson Drakes,
Trinidad and Tobago’s coach, as he tuned in to the
Jamaica-Suriname match, which followed theirs.
“We’re taking everything in stride, right now I’m taking some
stats and try to apply the strategy for the next two games.
We’re looking at what’s happening to make the adjustments,
implement things to make our game solid,” he noted.
Asked if he had a semi-final preference, Drakes said:
“Everybody, we come to play, more practice, more games.
“They’re alright, they need a little more chemistry and so on,
but they’re alright,” he continued of the opposing teams.