Sunday, July 30, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Anthony inspires Curacao to fifth-place finish

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sunday July 30, 2017:

Christine Anthony continues to lead her Curacao team from the front.

For the second consecutive game, the captain produced a big effort that inspired her team to victory - a 3-0 shut-out of Martinique in their play-off for fifth in the 2017 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Associations (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship.

The championship also served as the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Round Two World Championship Qualifiers, with defending CAZOVA champions Trinidad and Tobago and hosts Jamaica, the next highest ranked team at this tournament, set to advance to Round Three.

Curacao, through a marginal defeat against another French territory, Guadeloupe, in Saturday night’s quarter-final, dropped out of the race for the World Qualifiers.

In that game, she accumulated 29 points and in Sunday’s play-off she amassed more than a third of her team’s 75 points, nailing 26, with 22 kills, to set up a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 win.

Anthony’s influence was reflected in the total of her team’s next highest scorer, nine, by Samira Luis, who had eight kills. No other player accounted for more than five points.

Both teams cancelled out each other on errors with 25 apiece, but Curacao were far more productive in creating 234 opportunities, as opposed to Martinique’s 207.


Stephanie Trefle topped Martinique’s scoring chart with 16, including 15 kills, while Ludmila Lican had six kills in eight points.

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