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Trinidad & Tobago score first victory ever against Venezuela

LIMA, Peru, June 24, 2017 – Trinidad & Tobago defeated Venezuela 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 25-18) in the match for 9th place of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum on Saturday.

It was the first victory ever for Trinidad & Tobago against the South American side. The islanders dominated their opponents in blocks 16-6 with Sinead Jack leading the pack of blockers with seven of her own.

Krystle Esdelle had 21 points and Channon Thompson added 18 as the best scorers for the winning side. Jack and Darlene Randim also scored in double figures for TTO with 16 and 14, respectively.

Maria José Perez and Desiree Glod finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the defeated side.

Francisco Cruz, Coach of Trinidad & Tobago: “Today we controlled the net and it was very difficult for Venezuela. Also our serves were more effective than yesterday. The ninth place means that we are advancing slowly but advancing after all.”