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Beach volleyball gold for Trinidad and Tobago women in Olympic qualifier in Jamaica

Beach volleyball gold for Trinidad and Tobago women in Olympic qualifier in Jamaica

Beach volleyball gold for Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago won the Second Round of the Women’s NORCECA Continental Cup Inter Zonal CAZOVA/ECVA Olympic Qualifier claiming the gold medal over Barbados by 3-1 at Ocho Rios Bay in Jamaica.


Dyana Dyette with partner Malika Davidson, Trinidad and Tobago’s A team pair capped both matches against Barbados. They first smoothly beat Sharon Bovell/Anthazia Mason of Barbados-B by 2-0 (21-10, 21-14) and then managed to control the actions over Shari Matthews/Anicia Wood of Barbados-A  by 2-0 (21-17, 21-12).


Dayana and Malika finished their series first and had to wait for Apphia Glasgow and La Teisha Joseph of Trinidad-B to celebrate three intense days of competition. Apphia and La Teisha Joseph, who despite losing to Shari Matthews/Anicia Wood, stood up to Sharon Bovell/Anthazia Mason by 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) to crown Trinidad & Tobago champions.


Ayana, after winning the gold expressed her joy saying “winning was my goal coming here, because I wasn’t able to compete in the first round. I am so happy to have accomplished it and that our both teams were able to play well”. Speaking about her teammate Malika, she said “we had a game plan and to remain calm, using our strength to score”.


She also added that Trinidad & Tobago weren’t settling for less than gold and she praised the Jamaican Volleyball Association for organizing the tournament.


Malika also had something to say “We worked very hard for this; I believe it will hit me later on, I am so excited; both teams came to do our best and our best is gold; it’s surreal”.


Jamaica finished with the bronze medal following their victory over French St. Martin by 3-0. To reach the bronze medal match they defeated Cayman Islands 3-1


The Third Round Olympic qualifier of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Cup will be in May at El Salvador, featuring the top eight ranked CAZOVA/ECVA teams and the top four Central American teams competing for six spots in the Fourth Round in Acapulco.


Final Positions: 1. Trinidad & Tobago; 2. Barbados 3. Jamaica; 4. French St. Martin; 5. Suriname; 6. Cayman Islands; 7. U.S. Virgin Islands; 8. St. Lucia;  9. St. Kitts & Nevis; 10. Antigua & Barbuda; 11. Grenada and Dominica