Barbados and Suriname to battle for Carib U19 boys title

By July 25, 2019

Barbados and Suriname will contest the final of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Boys' Under-19 Championships recording identical 3-1 victories over United States Virgin Island (USVI) and Jamaica, respectively, on Thursday at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.

Playing against Jamaica, Barbados were superior in both attack and defence. They peppered their hosts with powerful serves and spikes while consistently blocking the Jamaican attacks to win 25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 25-17.

The Jamaicans did not help their own cause committing a number of errors while serving and spiking errors.

It was the third victory for Barbados, who defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-21) and Suriname 3-1 (10-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-21) to remain the only unbeaten team in the competition. They will close out their fixture on Friday when they tackle the United States Virgin Islands.

Barbados' coach Alwyn Oxley, said while he was happy with the standard displayed by his players, Jamaica failed to live up to his expectations.

"My guys were more or less looking forward to it because we know Jamaica would have been a force to reckon with,” he said. “I am kind of disappointed with the performance by Jamaica. I know they are better as I have seen them in this tournament play better than that, but I am quite satisfied with the performance of the team."

Suriname, meanwhile, combined finesse with power to overcome the USVI 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 25-12 and notch their third win of the tournament.

They defeated Jamaica 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-20) and Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-15) but lost to Barbados.

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