Arroyo completes 100 games in Panama's victory

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 21, 2021 - In a game full of emotion, the Panama team beat Honduras 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-21) for its first triumph at the XXI Central American Cup of Major Female Volleyball but it also meant Captain Joanna Arroyo's 100th official game.


The Panamanians had to fight, especially in the second set, to take the victory, which they dedicated to their captain, who received hugs and applause from her teammates.


Arroyo contributed 10 points in attack, like Anabel Mckenzie (3 in blocking), but her partner María Gallimore, contributed 11 points. For Honduras, the youth Reizer Bruhier scored 7 points and Estefany Godoy was left with 6.


Panama was better attacking 40-25, blocking 6-3, but was outscored 3-4 on service, with Honduras committing 27 errors to 30 of their opponents.


Maria Gallimore, Panama´s best scorer: “This victory was very important emotionally. The work was not going well, we had days that things did not work out and we were a bit frustrated, today we tried to concentrate, do a good job, and apart from that, the 100th match of our captain was achieved, which we had to dedicate the game to her and to all of Panama ”.


Eliot Clark, Panama Coach: “Since yesterday we decided that we had to win this game for our Captain, for her 100th match. We left behind the problems, the sacrifices, and we showed that the girls have to give more”.


"We all prepared ourselves the best we could in Panama to come and give everything here, we lacked a bit of concentration and today we entered the field with that attitude because we knew we have the capacity."


Honduras has a break and Panama will face Costa Rica at 4:00 p.m.