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NORCECA W: Barbados overcomes Guadeloupe in CAZOVA opener

by WoV
source: norceca.net

The experienced duo of duo of Shari Matthews and Julia Lewis combined for 35 points as six-time champions Barbados overcame a nervous start to defeat Guadeloupe in four sets (16-25, 25-18, 28-26, 25-17) in their Pool A opener and tournament's curtain raiser when the 14th Senior Women’s Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association Championship (CAZOVA) served off on Tuesday night at the Richard “Ranchee” Charles Gymnasium.

Barbados-Guadeloupe

Barbados – Guadeloupe

The Barbadians, previous winners in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2002, and featuring the experienced trio of Lewis, Anica Woods and Matthews recovered from losing the first set to secure the victory in one hour 28 minutes.

Matthews ended with 20 points and Lewis added 15 for the Bajans who held a 9-6 edge on serves but were out blocked 5-10. For Guadeloupe, the captain Isabelle Acina had a team-high 19 points and Meliza Bernard-Fayolle, 11.

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