Guyana dethrones Suriname in male volleyball

After an agonising 1-3 defeat to Suriname last year, Guyana’s male volleyballers came from behind to dethrone Suriname in the final of the Inter-Guiana games volleyball competition yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

The Suriname team were the undoubted favourites to repeat as champions and seemed set to sweep the volleyball aspect of the competition when they took a two sets to one lead.

But then the male team decided to block their route to the trophy.

Guyana had won the first game 25-22 but urged on by the supporters, Suriname took the next two games to be one game away from triumph.

But the Guyana team refused to be counted out. Pushing the Surinamese to the limit they swept the fourth game 25-17 thereby setting the stage for the decisive fifth game which they won 15-10.

“The entire team is very, very happy because we really wanted to beat them because we lost to them last year in Suriname so it’s really a great feeling to win her at home,” Guyana captain Travis Jackson told Stabroek Sport in an invited comment.

The result split the volleyball competition with a title each for Guyan and Suriname after the Surinamese female team had dismissed both the Guyana and French Guiana female volleyball sides.

After dismissing the Guyana female volleyball team on Friday the Suriname female volleyballers whipped the French Guiana side 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18.

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