Chapman-Goodluck ensures fourth time‘s a charm for Bajans
RIVIERE-SALEE, Martinique, December 13, 2019 - Team captain
had the hot hand as Barbados captured their maiden title on
their fourth attempt, beating rivals Trinidad and Tobago 3-0
(25-16, 25-16, 25-17)at the 2019 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA) Junior (Under-20) Women Championship at
the La Ville de Riviere-Salee Palais Des Sport.
Winners of their opening day clash to begin round-robin play
in the six-team tournament, Barbados got 15 points from
Campbell-Goodluck in the one-sided affair.
The trio of Janine Forde, Nerissa Dyer and Dashonta Addison
added eight points each in the dominant showing by the
Barbadians who were previously runners-up in 1997, 1999 and
in 2015 on home soil.
A key aspect to the title win for Barbados was their power
serving game which accounted for 18 aces, five each from
Chapman-Goodluck and Addison as well as the 30 unforced
errors of Trinidad and Tobago, who went into the seeking a
seventh title after being crowned champions in1997, 2001,
2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011/12.
Otherwise, both teams were evenly match, with the Barbadians
just holding the edge on spikes, 22-21 on spikes while both
teams tallied five blocks each.
For Trinidad and Tobago, captain, Kiune Fletcher had another
double-digit scoring night with 13 points while Jada
Crawford, Desiree Donald and Jordana Simon mustered five
points apiece in the 72 minutes match-up.
Speaking after the win an emotional said she was very
ecstatic, moreso for team-mate and setter Addison who has
been coming to the age-group event since 2012.
“She has never won a set and for us to start off winning the
first set got on a very positive setting for the rest of the
“We set small goals during the match and took it step by
step and it’s a really great feeling to be the captain of
our first Under-20 team to win the title.”
Coach Patrick Oxley added, “For me it was a personal goal to
beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final, after losing back in
2013 at the youth level in the decider after we defeated
them in the round-robin.”
“We also ended second at home to Haiti in the last edition
of the competition at home, so I was fed upcoming second
over and over , so for me and my setter we really wanted to
win for Barbados.”