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Women Volleyballers Start Continental Champs Campaign Today

Image: Saint Lucia’s team for Women’s Continental Championship in Canada. (PHOTO: TJ)

Cindy Wilson, Kerin Neptune, Prisca Simon, Laura Tisson-Francis, along with Khrisann Eugene, Nugent Sandy Nyoka, Amika James, Neema Leon, Asher Hunt, Megan Phillips, Yosherbel Emmanuel and Marcia Ross will compete at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship in Vancouver Langley Event Centre, Canada starting this evening.

Image: Saint Lucia’s team for Women’s Continental Championship in Canada. (PHOTO: TJ)
Saint Lucia’s team for Women’s Continental Championship in Canada. (PHOTO: TJ)

While in Canada, the team is under the watchful eyes of Kendell Charlery (Head Coach) and Timothy James (Manager/Assistant Coach).

Saint Lucia is placed in Group B which also includes Cuba, Nicaragua and host Canada.

Matches in the Group start today with Nicaragua playing Cuba from 5:00 p.m. and Canada versus Saint Lucia at 8:00 p.m. Tomorrow, it’s Cuba versus Saint Lucia from 5:30 p.m. and Nicaragua versus Canada at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, Nicaragua come up against Saint Lucia from 5:30 p.m. and Canada play Cuba at 8:00 p.m.

The top two finishing teams at this event will earn a berth in the World Championships to be held in Japan in 2018. The qualification process started in May 2016 and lasts until 2018.

The World championships in Japan will include five teams from Asia (including hosts), two from Africa, eight from Europe, two from South America and seven (including defending champions USA) from the North, Central America and Caribbean.

The 24 participating teams will compete against each other in 102 matches that will take place over 15 days.

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