Jamaica’s Senior Women’s Volleyball Team created history today after defeating 7 time defending champion Trinidad and Tobago in a nail biting 5 set thriller 3:2 [25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-13] to win the 2023 CAZOVA Women’s Championship at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall in Paramaribo Suriname.

This is Jamaica’s first ever championship at the Senior Level. The Jamaican’s started strong by winning the first set 25-21 and lost the next two sets to the Trinidadians 15-25 and 23-25. The Jamaican’s then regained their momentum to win the 4th set 25-19 to force a decisive 5th set. Anesia Edwards who had 3 consecutive blocks in the 4th set to change the tide for the Jamaicans sustained an injury in the 5th set however Jamaica maintained their composure to win 15-13.

Outside hitters Michael Vernon, Simone Asque-Favia and Captain Sashalee Thomas led the way for the Jamaicans in the fierce encounter. It was sweet revenge for the Jamaicans who lost to Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the 2017 Championship at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Jamaica, the last time Jamaica participated at this level.

Jamaica has broken Trinidad and Tobago’s winning streak of 7 consecutive CAZOVA titles and also went undefeated during the Championship.