Jam stifles us

Jamaica played spoiler at this weekend’s beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers.

In the quarter-finals, the reggae nation beat the Cayman Islands 2-0 on the men’s side and 2-1 on the women’s side. Andre McLean and Donavon Richards along with Mark Lewis and Wayne Scott downed the local pairings of Shervin Richards and Richard Campbell in addition to Olney Thompson and Philippe Deslandes.

Jamaicans Cheryl Daley and Cherine Richardson would beat Cayman pairs Taylor Burrowes and Stefania Gandolfi along with Cristin Alexander and Jennifer Bily.

With the victory Jamaica advanced to the next stage of Olympic qualification. Cayman meanwhile had to face St. Lucia on Sunday for the final qualifying spot.