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IGG: Guyana’s males; Suriname’s females win volleyball gold

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By Avenash Ramzan

 

Guyana’s male volleyballers are assured of gold, while their female counterparts will have to settle for silver following action on day two of the Inter-Guiana Goodwill Games at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, on Saturday afternoon.

 

While the males again made a clean sweep in round two against Suriname, Guyana’s females again lost in straight sets to their Dutch-speaking neighbours.

 

Guyana’s male volleyball team, which has seemingly become the flag bearer of the country at this year’s Games, once again turned in a clinical performance, much to the satisfaction of a vocal band of supporters.

 

The Guyanese outplayed their counterparts 25-14, 25-13, 25-7 to maintain their unbeaten run in the competition. The defending champions also defeated Suriname in the first round on Friday, 25-14, 25-17, 25-10.

 

The females though, endured another tough outing, again losing in straight sets to the Surinamese. After being whipped 21-5 in the opening set, the Guyanese did well in the second, although they were outplayed 25-21. The visitors closed out the game in the third set, 25-7.

 

Guyana also lost in straight sets on Friday- 25-12, 25-12, 25-13.

 

While Guyana’s males and Suriname’s females are already assured of the gold medal, they will face off again tomorrow (Sunday) in the final round at the same venue from 13:00h to 17:00h.

 

The scenario that currently obtains provides a great opportunity for Guyana’s coach Levi Nedd to blood some youngsters in tomorrow’s games, all in the interest of the development of volleyball in the country.

 

Photo caption: Guyana’s male volleyball after their victory on Saturday afternoon (Photo: Avenash Ramzan)

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