Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Curacao survives Guadeloupe women fightback for fifth spot

RIVIERE-SALEE, Martinique, December 12, 2019 - Team captain Githangely St Hillaire led all scorers with 17 points as Curacao held off a fightback from Guadeloupe for a 3-2 (25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 16-25, 16-14) in their fifth spot playoff at the 2019 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Junior (Under-20) Women Championship.


St Hillaire’s tally included 12 kills and five service aces while Liz Rossen added nine and Gloveienelly Phelipa, seven in the one hour, and 58 minutes clash at the La Ville de Riviere-Salee Palais Des Sport.


Guadeloupe, who may feel hard done by some questionable calls by the officials in the final stages of the match, got 15 points from Teha Meslier De Roca, while Fanie Lewis got 13, and Julie Gustave Dit Durflo and Tengy Balzamont, 11 points each.


Overall, it was an evenly contested match with both teams guilty of committing a high volume of errors, Guadeloupe 55 to Curacao’s 48.


Despite the loss, Guadeloupe managed to outscore the winners 35-28 on spikes, and 18-8 on service aces, while both teams had eight blocks each.


In the main draw semifinals on Thursday night, host Martinique, champions in 2013 faces three-time runners-up Barbados from 6 pm, while six-time winners Trinidad and Tobago

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