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Aruba qualify to NORCECA’s second round of WCHs Qualifiers

Aruba's Jackie Toussaint celebrates the victory over Cayman Islands on Friday

Kingston, Jamaica, November 30, 2012 – Aruba joined hosts Jamaica and Barbados as the three teams qualified to the second round of NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournaments towards the 2014 FIVB World Championship in Italy.

Aruba twice defeated Cayman Islands in straight sets to claim third place at the Women’s First Round Group E Tournament on Friday.

Jamaica won the two matches against Barbados both in four sets to finish atop of the eighth and last women’s event of the year towards Italy 2014.

Aruba 3, Cayman Islands 0
Jackie Toussaint led Aruba to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-21) victory over Cayman Islands for its first win in the competition. Toussaint scored 15 key points for Aruba to capture the third place in the qualifying phase. Aruba had the edge 5-3 in the blocking category and outserved their opponents 9-3. The two teams will meet again for the third place and the ticket to next year’s second round.

Jamaica 3, Barbados 1
Jamaica defeated Barbados by 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17) to finish undefeated with a 3-0 win-loss record in the preliminary round. Both sides will meet again for the first place of the event. The winners held a huge margin of 12-5 in blocking points. Lecia Brown collected 16 points, Maniki Thompson had 12 and Avaniki Campbell added 11 to lead Jamaica while Shari Mathews finished with a match-high of 19 for the defeated side.

Aruba 3, Cayman Islands 0
Aruba qualified to next year’s second round of tournaments by defeating Cayman Islands for second time on Sunday via 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-13). Jackie Toussaint and Afraina Ammerlaan both finished with 14 points while Kathlyn Baarh charted 10. Chante Smith-Johnson had 9 points for Cayman Islands.

Jamaica 3, Barbados 1
Lecia Brown scored 23 points, including seven blocks and two aces, in the second victory of the day for Jamaica over Barbados 3-1 (25-24, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19). Maniki Thompson and Avaniki Campbell contributed 14 and 13 points. Shari Matthews topped Barbados with 16 points while Julia Lewis and Rhe-Ann Niles had 13 and 12 respectively. The winners held a huge 23-8 advantage in blocks and outserved the opposition 7-1.


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