Victory for Suriname men’s team in Caribbean championships
PARAMARIBO. Suriname, July 24, 2023.- The national men's volleyball team of Suriname has achieved success on day two of the eighteenth Caribbean Volleyball Championships. Martinique was beaten in a five-set thriller 3-2 (21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8) on monday evening in the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall. Their opening game was lost to Barbados in straight sets on sunday.
David Pinas of the Suriname men team closed the game with a spike through the middle. He became Suriname's top scorer with nineteen points, including fourteen kills and five blocks. It is now important for Suriname coach Carlos Orta that this trend is continued.
Team captain of Suriname Sporkslede contributed seventeen points (thirteen kills, three blocks and one ace) to the win. Ethan Asimia had sixteen points (ten kills and six blocks). Lohan Lefaivre and Jordan Marie-Antoinette each finished with sixteen points at Martinique.
Carlos Orta, Head Coach of Suriname: “We played better tonight than yesterday. The pass was also better. It was an important game and I'm glad the players kept believing in each other. One notable change was Anferney Schmeltz playing as a libero instead of Joshua Dwarkasing. Dwarkasing did not play well in the first match, hence the switch.”
Keven Sporkslede, captain of Suriname: “It is now important to know what it feels like to win,” said the captain. “We haven't got everything out yet, but at least this was much better than the disappointing performance in the first game. We are now going to work on the points for improvement to come out stronger in the next game.”