Panama stumbles against Belize for their second win
PANAMA CITY, Panama, August 18, 2012. - Panama had a shaky
start dropping the first set to Belize for their second win by
3-1 (25-27, 25-22, 25-10, 25-13) at the First Round Women’s 2014
World Championship Qualification Group G.
Belize took the first set while host Panama stumbled to recover;
during the second set Belize still was resilient to give in but
Panama took control of the match adding direct points from their
With 19 points, Joanna Arroyo was the best scorer for Panama,
along with 15 points by Hashlyn Cuero.
For Belize, Thichele Solis lead with 12 points.
Joanna Arroyo said that this tournament has brought lots of
surprises and in the years she’s been playing she has never seen
Belize do as well as they did today “we had to make adjustments
in our passing because we couldn’t do anything against Belize’s
good serves and our coach had to speak to us stronger so we
could stay focused on winning.”
“We did not maintain our concentration and we lost mental
control, we fought hard. Tomorrow we’re coming with our heart
set to win over Bonaire” words of Sherylee Young-Thurton of
Reynaldo Ortega Coach of Panama said, “I always praise God for
our winnings and with some instructions to my setter we were
able to dismantle their game. Our experience was the key for
Allan Sharp believes that even if they have been improving,
their lack of mental focus was the reason they lost, “the only
way we can control our mistakes and stay in concentration is by
having more tournaments like these”.