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Guadeloupe hand Aruba boys second loss

Kenmore Bynoe
2015-12-08 00:00:00

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 8, 2015 - Guadeloupe boys rebounded after their opening loss on Day One to defeat Aruba 25-14, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19 on Day Two of the 10th CAZOVA Junior championships here in Bridgetown.

Outside hitter Marvin Cancan starred once again with 21 kills with fellow outside attacker Francois Ruffe adding 19 scorchers for Guadeloupe.  Dwayne Angela with 16 points and Ronald Hofstee with 12 fought valiantly to give Aruba their first victory.

However, Guadeloupe's attack and net defence was equally matched by the non scoring skills to keep that team's hopes alive of making it into the medal round. Two games and two loses has left Aruba with little hopes of advancing.

Coach De Medina Robles was philosophical about their second loss.  "We recognize that it will be hard to make the medal round but we are playing to represent our country and we will play all of our remaining games with national pride," said Robles.

Guadeloupe's coach Gayetann Brousillon was relieved to get his first win at the tournament. "I was always confident that my team would have rebounded after the opening loss and just like how we played better today, we plan to play better tomorrow to advance to the medal round," said Brousillon.

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