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Ja, T&T clash today at beach volleyball champs

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 5:00 AMShayne Fairman

Team Jamaica's women have all to play for in today's semi-final clash against Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago. Both teams will square off at 1 p.m. for a place in this evening's final of the inaugural Continental Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament and Women's Olympic Qualifiers at the Ocho Rios Bay Beach in St Ann.

Yesterday, Jamaica's women won both their games on courts A and B.

In the first match, the B team duo of Sashalee Wallen and Alicia Malcolm turned back Barbados' A team of Anthazia Mason and Anicia Wood 21-15 and 26-24.

 

Team A clash

 

In the Team A clash, local girls Danielle Perry and Kai Wright outclassed Barbados' Shari Matthews and Sharon Bovell 21-13 and 21-10.

The results set up what is expected to be an intriguing semi-final battle between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Tournament director Jackie Cowan described yesterday's results atmosphere and support as "lovely".

"Lovely day," she said. "In terms of what we saw today; the concern was with our B team, but they beat their (Barbados) A team, and our A team beat their B team, so we are happy," Cowan said.

"We should beat Trinidad. They have not lost a game and we have not lost a game, so we just want the Jamaican supporters to come out and help us achieve victory," Cowan told The Sunday Gleaner.