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

Suriname, Barbados ready for final duel in CAZOVA Under-18

SPANISH TOWN, July 26, 2019 - The unblemished record of Barbados and Suriname will be placed on the line at 2:00 pm on Saturday, when they face each other in the final of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) girls' Under-18 tournament at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.

Both cruised into the final, with Suriname topping Group A and then getting by Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals and Barbados topping B and stopping the United States Virgin Islands in the semi-finals.

Both coaches are showing a lot of respect for their opponents but believe that they have spot areas where they can exploit to win the title.

Barbados' coach Shon Hurdle said, "Suriname is a well-coached team. They are very disciplined, play a lot of defence, very efficient and they work well together. I believe it is going to be a tough match. I believe that we are going to have to work as hard as possible to get past Suriname, but I trust my girls to do the job that's necessary.

"There are one or two things that I have noticed in some areas that we can exploit. They have some shorter players on the wings sometimes. So if we can exploit that we will do that," Hurdle said.

Suriname's coach Janice Valies, said, "Barbados has been pretty solid throughout the tournament so we are expecting the same in the final. They have a very strong team and I think they are going to put a lot of energy and enthusiasm and some powerful play in the mix."

Valies' assistant, Sandrina Hunsel, added, "the girls from Suriname have grown in their team spirit from the beginning of the tournament and we are expecting them to be at the highest point of what team chemistry can be. So that's what we are moving forward to and what we are going to work with."

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