Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

T&T dominate CAZOVA awards

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 31, 2017 - Champions Trinidad and Tobago collected the lion’s share of awards as the curtains came down on the 2017 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship.

 

The tournament, which was contested by eight nations, also served as the Round Two International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Championship Qualifier.

 

Trinidad and Tobago claimed the championship trophy and gold medal after outclassing Jamaica 25-12, 25-16, 25-10 in the final here at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday night.

 

The Trinidadians took five of the major awards at the closing ceremony – which took place after the finals.

 

Channon Thompson accounted for three, the Most Valuable Player, Best Outside Hitter and Best Server, while her team-mates, Sinead Jack and Krystle, won the Best Blocker and Best Opposite awards.

 

Suriname, which won the bronze medal after beating Guadeloupe in the play-off, earned three individual awards. Two went to the outstanding Sandrina Hunsel, who was the Top Scorer and runner-up in the Best Hitter categories.

 

Curacao also won three individual awards, with two going to Joanne Dania. She won awards for being the Best Digger and Best Libero, while her captain, Christine Anthony, toop the prize for being Best Receiver.

 

Jamaica won the runner-up trophy and silver medals, while Danaisha Moss won one individual award as the runner-up in the Best Blocker category.

 

Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica both advanced to the FIVB Round Three World Championship Qualifiers, which will be hosted later this year by three countries.

 

The first of the four-team tournaments will be staged in Canada from September 26-30; Trinidad and Tobago will host the second from October 4-9; while the third will be held in the Dominican Republic from October 11-16.

 

Six teams – the top two from each group – will advance to the 2018 World Championship, that will run from September 29 to October 20.

 

 

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