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Suriname edge Barbados to win NORCECA men's qualifier

 
Suriname's players celebrate their thrilling victory over Barbados at Cayman Islands on Sunday

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 8, 2012 – Suriname, Barbados and Aruba secured tickets to the next phase of qualifications as the top three finishers at the NORCECA First Round Tournament of the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland that concluded in Grand Cayman on Sunday.

Suriname prevailed over Barbados 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-12) in the match for first place while Aruba edged hosts Cayman Islands in a thrilling five-setter (21-25, 25-20, 11-25, 25-16, 15-13) in the decisive match for third place and the last spot in the second phase.

Antoine Verny Vliet and Keven Sporkslede led Suriname with 16 and 15 points, respectively, while Marc Flu contributed 13. Barbados’ Shawn Simpson and Fabian Cox had 25 and 20 points in the losing cause.

Mitchel Daniel topped Aruba with 17 points, including six blocks, followed by Frank Meermans and Fransua Angela with 16 and 13, respectively. Keeble Knight and Olney Thompson finished with 17 and 16 for the defeated side.

Final positions:
1. Suriname
2. Barbados
3. Aruba
4. Cayman Islands

Individual awards
MVP: Keven Sporkslede (SUR)
Best Scorer: Keven Sporkslede (SUR)
Best Spiker: Shawn Simpson (BAR)
Best Blocker: Mitchel Daniel (ARU)
Best Server: Leshon Alexander (BAR)
Best Setter: Dion Brunnings (SUR)
Best Digger: Sheldon Roach (BAR)
Best Receiver: Fransua Angela (ARU)
Best Libero: Raoul Bell (SUR)

Results of matches

October 6
Suriname d Cayman Islands 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-13)
Barbados d Aruba 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-14)
Barbados d Suriname 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19)
Aruba d Cayman Islands 3-2 (25-17, 17-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-10)

October 7
Suriname d Aruba 3-2 (25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9)
Barbados d Cayman Islands 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-20)

Third place
Aruba d Cayman Islands 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 11-25, 25-16, 15-13)
First place
Suriname d Barbados 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-12)

Results of the NORCECA First Round Tournaments of the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship

Group B at St Lucia (April 27-29)
1. St Lucia, 2. St Vincent & Grenadines, 3. Grenada, 4. St Eustatius
Group C at El Salvador (May 18-20)
1. Honduras, 2. Panama, 3. El Salvador, 4. Turks & Caicos
Group F at British Virgin Islands (June 6-8)
1. Dominica, 2. St Kitts & Nevis, 3. British Virgin Islands, 4. Montserrat
Group H at Costa Rica (July 27-29)
1. Guatemala, 2. Costa Rica, 3. Nicaragua, 4. Belize
Group D at French St Martin (August 31-September 2)
1. Antigua & Barbuda, 2. French St Martin, 3. Anguilla, 4. Dutch St Marteen, 5. Bermuda
Group E at Cayman Islands (October 6-7)
1.Suriname, 2. Barbados, 3. Aruba, 4. Cayman Islands

Top three teams of each tournament advanced to next year’s second round



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