Bajans miss out on 11th volleyball title

Barbados’ hopes of adding to their record ten CAZOVA volleyball titles were dashed by the hosts and defending champions Suriname when the 18th edition climaxed in a full Anthony Nesty Sports Hall in Suriname on Sunday night.

After taking the opening set the former kings squandered an 18-14 advantage in the second set to lose 25-19, 21-25, 27-29, 25-23, 15-17.  Leading 18-14 in that second set, Barbados did not score another point until Suriname blasted to 21-18.

Barbados almost staged a stunning fight-back in the decisive fifth set where they survived two game and match points to then lock at 14 with a monster block on Suriname.

However, in spite of inspirational spiking from captain Akeel Oxley and middle Akeil Williams, Barbados could not match the fire from Suriname.  (KB)

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