Trinidad and Tobago earn first place in NORCECA Group A
Paramaribo, Suriname, September 2, 2012 – Trinidad and Tobago brushed aside Guadeloupe in straight sets (25-6, 25-14, 25-13) to claim first place in the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship Qualification Tournament NORCECA Group A on Sunday night.
The five-time Caribbean champions and pre-tournament favorites as the eighth-ranked NORCECA team demolished the opposition in just 59 minutes.
Both teams were assured of advancing to next year’s second round of tournaments towards the women’s world championship to be held in Italy.
Channon Thompson led three players of Trinidad and Tobago who finished with double digits in the scores with 13 points. Krystle Esdelle and Kelly-Anne Billingy contributed 11 and 10 points respectively in the victory.
Trinidad and Tobago held an overwhelming advantage of 13-2 in the aces category with Billingy and Sined Jack registering five apiece. The winners also had the margin in blocks 6-4. Guadeloupe’s Natacha Clairville notched six points in the losing cause.
In the match for third place, Hunsel Sandrina had 22 points as hosts Suriname defeated Bahamas in straight-sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-18) in 71 minutes. Kame Sigourney contributed 10 points to the victory while Bahamas’ Cheryse Bain topscored her side with 8 tallies.
Results of Matches
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