Bridgetown, Barbados, December 9, 2015 - Haiti girls advanced to the playoffs unbeaten in the 10th CAZOVA Junior championships by dismissing former queens Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets on Day Three at the Wildey Gym, Bridgetown.
With another superlative performance from Solaida Pierre who scored a whopping 19 points inclusive of 18 powerful kills, Haiti took the Group D match 25-23, 25-18, 25-16. Haiti were always in control against an inexperienced T&T team which showed great fight after trailing most times in the three sets.
Unfortunately, T&T's attack was inconsistent with Nicolette De Mille and Aaliyah Alexis being the best performers with eight points each.
On the other hand, Pierre received tremendous support from Juliette Bayol, 13 points, and Jackie Cherry and Djoulissa Mathe contributing 11 points each. Haiti more than double the attack from the girls from the land of the hummingbird executing 44 kills to the losers' 21.
T&T will face the host Barbados on the night of the final preliminary games with both teams looking for their first Group D victory. Ironically, T&T had won the inaugural Junior CVC crown by defeating home team Barbados in the finals back in 1997.