Bermuda women’s volleyball team claim bronze in Trinidad
Bermuda women’s team concluded their Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association Under-23 Invitational Beach Volleyball Tournament campaign in fine style by claiming a bronze medal in Santa Cruz, Trinidad.
Having previously beaten Jamaica in three sets, the women’s team of Amber Simons and Kaylee Trott narrowly missed out on a place in the final after going down to the host nation pair of Tysan Selvon and Britney Choon in the semi-final, losing in straight sets, 21-14, 21-7.
However, they still had a shot at medal success after moving into the bronze-medal match, where they were pitted against Maggie Boyd and Gabby Walker from the Cayman Islands.
In what proved a hard-fought encounter, Bermuda lost the first game 21-15 but battled back to ultimately prevail, winning the next two games 21-14, 15-9 to seal a 2-1 victory.
It proved a tougher event for the men’s team of Connor Somerville and Ben Barnett, who suffered back-to-back defeats against teams from the host nation.
The first saw them go down to a straight sets 21-15, 21-14, before suffering a three-set defeat by the pair of Daynte Stewart and Jahreef Miguel.
Trinidad won the first game 21-18, before Somerville and Barnett battled back to win the second 21-14. However, it was Stewart and Miguel, who took the match after winning the deciding third game 15-11.
Bermuda will also be participating in the second leg of the Trinidad & Tobago under-23 beach tour from Friday, with another under-23 women's team, made up of Megan Hands and Natalie Gazzard, making the trip.