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NORCECA W: Second win for Barbados

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source: Norceca.net

Barbados defeated Cayman Islands 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-6) for their second victory at the NORCECA Group E First Round Qualification tournament for the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship. Read latest volleyball news on Worldofvolley.com.


Barbados-Cayman Islands

Barbados dominated with solid attacks by Rhe-Ann Niles who registered 12 points along with Shari Mathews with 9 points. Cayman IslandsChante Smith-Johnson had 3 points for their best scorer.

The winners are already qualified for the next round of the world championship qualification with a 2-0 win-loss record, while Cayman Islands still has a chance for one of the spots.

“We improved in our serves, passing and therefore in our attacks. It feels good to be qualified but it is best to do it in first place” said Thonya Joseph of Barbados.

Anita Lansdell of Cayman Islands expressed “we are trying to work on our fundamentals and hopefully with a good rest we can make a better match tomorrow against Aruba”.

Andrew Brathwaite, Barbados’ coach was pleased with their second win “we did what we came here to do and that was to qualify to the second round, so that pressure is off our backs. Our attack was much better and the girls get stronger every time giving each rally its merit without disrespecting the opponent”.

“The result wasn’t as good as against Jamaica but the team is growing, their defense improved, there were less errors in our serves but we must work on our blocking. We have to stay focused and plan for tomorrow’s matches to qualify” said Keith Higgins, Cayman Island’s coach.

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