PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s volleyball team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 on Saturday night to become the first English- speaking Caribbean country to qualify for a FIVB World Championship tournament.
The 2018 tournament will be held in Japan.
The Trinidad and Tobago women won for the second straight night in the 2018 World Championship Qualifiers NORCECA Continental Women`s Pool C at the National Cycling Centre, Couva in Central Trinidad.
Sinead ‘Jackhammer’ Jack sealed the victory with a shattering strike down the centre which sent local fans at the venue into jubilation.
The Trinidad and Tobago team crushed the Costa Ricans 25-19, 25-16, 25-22 after defeating Dominica 3-0 as well on Friday. The game changer was the improvement in the serving and blocking by Trinidad and Tobago coupled with more attacks through the middle.
President of Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation, Nicole Selvon, said “this is one of the most exciting moments we have had. The team is really excited to be going to Japan. We have to up our game now to ensure everything is in place for them next year.”