Jamaica men defeats Martinique for fifth place at 18th Caribbean Championship
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, July 28.- Jamaica defeated Martinique 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) and finished at the fifth place of the 18th Caribbean Championship in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Loser Martinique will face Curacao for a sixth-place spot. Jamaica outperformed Martinique in every skill, 45 to 14 in points from attacks, 7-4 in blocks and 8 to none in serves. Martinique committed more errors than Jamaica 30-20.
Outside hitters Webb and middle blocker Blake led Jamaica with 17 and 11 points respectively; Delford Morgan with 8 kills, two blocks and two aces. Outside hitter Lefaivre added just 9 points for Martinique.
Gatasheu Bonner, Coach of Jamaica: “Yesterday was a disappointing match for us, we didn’t get the result we wanted but it pressed us to come back today to show energy and life, which is a great opportunity for this group. We try to teach our team that every game matters and tomorrow hopefully we’ll show up to be the team we want to be. This tournament will be a lesson to move forward with volleyball in Jamaica.”
Eddy Erialc, coach of Martinique: “We didn’t show up today. It is like we couldn’t make any good points in the attack. We will evaluate and do things for developing the game in our country.”