Friday, July 26, 2019
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Barbados, Suriname enter CAZOVA Under-19 final confident of winPhysical Education and Sport.

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 26, 2019 - Both Barbados and Suriname will enter Saturday's Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) boys' Under-19 final confident that they have the firepower to overpower their opponents and crown themselves champion.

One week of preliminaries has elapsed and Barbados have won all four matches, in the process defeating Suriname 3-1 (10-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-21) to place themselves firmly at the top of the preliminary round standing.

Suriname's only demise was that loss and according to Barbados' coach, Elwyn Oxley, they entered that game, hoping to get the psychological edge over their opponents, in preparation for the final.

He said, "my instructions to my guys were that we needed to defeat Suriname, because I knew from the beginning of where the tournament was going, that we would meet them in the final, so I told them that we need to win that game, so that when we meet them in the final, we will have a psychological edge on them. Which we did.

"I am looking forward to a victory as it is what we come here for.  The guys are playing well and as the tournament goes by, they are getting better and better."

For Suriname's coach Getrouw Verdy, his only mission is to win, although he believes Barbados will be a tough opposition.

Verdy said, "I expect nothing but a victory. I am expecting a good final game. We both want first place. They defeated us in the preliminaries, but this is the final and we will see at the end. 

"They are a strong team. They don't have too many weaknesses but if there are, we will find out tomorrow, as we will be playing just to win," Verdy said.

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