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Jamaica defeated host Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-13) to record their first win of the 2021 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association Junior Men’s Round Robin Series (Under-21) at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Arena.
The win lifted Jamaica to a 1-1 record after two matches and six points in the round robin winning five-team group, one ahead of Suriname (1-0) while Haiti with four points (1 -0) and T&T (1-1) with three points are next and the US Virgin Islands fifth with two points and an 0-2 start.
Following the victory, Steve Davis, coach of the winning Jamaica team, said his team was delighted to be in the winners’ column after the difficult start to the tournament.
“Our travel arrangements and late arrival didn’t help us much in our first game and we were able to rest after that and managed to put on a better performance in this game,” he said.
“We also adjusted our game plan as we were able to watch part of the Trinidad and Tobago and US Virgin Islands game last night and devised a game plan which we executed quite well for the win,” said he added.
Team captain Andrae Robb said he was very pleased that his side were able to bounce back from the loss and secure a victory against the host nation.
“Watching Trinidad and Tobago play their first game we knew it was not going to be an easy challenge for us but with the rest we got we were able to come out and do a lot better and hopefully we we can continue to improve.” every game.”