Suriname Under-19 Men beat TTO to inch close to NORCECA spot

PLEASANTVILLE, San Fernando, Trinidad, July 8, 2022 –  Suriname took a giant step towards qualification to the Continental playoffs when they overcame host Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-21) to take a 1-0 lead in best-of-three series for the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Youth (Under-19) Championships title at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Arena. 

With only two teams involved, the gold medal will be decided via a best-of-three series and the visitors will now go into the second match on Saturday, July 9 from 6 pm knowing that a win will sea their spot at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Mexico from March 5-13, 2023 with the FIVB  World Championship to be staged in August with the host country still to be determined. 

Commenting on the win Suriname captain Brendan Hiwat said his team did what they had to do.

“We know it will tough for both teams and we were able to follow the instructions of our coach and execute our game plan to come away with the win and we are hoping to do the same in the next match.

Suriname coach, Antoine Vliet expressed his satisfaction with his team’s effort saying, “There guys did a great job. Training for us for this competition was very limited and for us to come away with a straight sets win was great.”     

Jadaiah Sanoir, captain of the Trinidad and Tobago team said his team did a great job but what was lacking was a bit more energy and self belief. 

Coach Peer Nasseir said his team failed to deal with the attack from the Suriname Opposite and going into a must-win game on Saturday, they will need to devise a plan to nullify his impact.”