Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Suriname start CAZOVA girls' Under-18 with win over USVI

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 23, 2019 - Suriname won their first match of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Girls' Under-18 Championship at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport on Tuesday, outplaying United States Virgin Islands 3-1.

Suriname won the first set and gave up the second but rallied to win the third and fourth to take the match 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 to win their opening match in the tournament.

USVI have won one and lost one, as they defeated host Jamaica 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 on Monday.

According to Suriname's coach, Janice Valies, the victory was set up by the team's second setter Gail Mangoenardjo entering the match and playing above expectations, after first-choice Angeni Cheuk Alam got injured diving for a ball. She also credits team chemistry as a factor.

Valies said, “it feels good as we lost our first setter in the first set and the second setter came in and it was like it was nothing. She took it and she ran with it as we needed her the most at that moment and that's when she proved that she could be our first setter.

USVI's coach Isaac Raphael said, "today was tough as we made a lot of unforced errors and we were not as consistent as we should be but they fought hard and I am proud of the girls."

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