Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Barbados to semifinals in CAZOVA U20

RIVIERE-SALEE, Martinique, December 10, 2019 - Team captain Tenielle Chapman-Goodluck was unstoppable from her Outside Hitter position as Barbados punished Guadeloupe 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-18) to advance to the semifinals of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Junior (Under-20) Women Championship.

 

Tournament runners-up in 1997, 1999 and 2015, the last time the competition was held, Barbados victory cemented top spot in the Pool B three-team round-robin series after they also swept six-time winners Trinidad and Tobago 25-21, 25-18, 25-17 at La Ville Riviere-Salee Palais Des Sport on Sunday.

 

Chapman-Goodluck tallied a team-high 25 points which comprised 12 spikes, nine service aces, and four blocks while Nerissa Dyer was the next best scorer with nine points as they completely dominated their rivals, 28-9 on spikes, 8-3 on blocks, and 16-1 on service aces.

 

The low point for the tournament favourites Barbados came in the errors department, where there tallied 26 to Guadeloupe’s 23.

 

Guadeloupe’s best contributors were Edwina Sergius and Teha Meslier De Rocan with three points each.

 

The victory improved Barbados to a perfect 2-0 record and 10 points and passage straight to the semifinals alongside Pool A winners, US Virgin Islands.

 

Trinidad and Tobago ended second in Pool B with a 1-1 record and will face winless Curacao (0-2) of Pool A in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, while Martinique (1-1) who ended second in Pool A tackles Pool B cellar-placed team Guadeloupe (0-2) in the other quarterfinal.

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