Panama finish first in WCH qualifier
Panama City, Panama, August 20, 2012. - Panama
finished in first place at the NORCECA Women’s World
Championship Qualification Tournament First Round Group G by
defeating El Salvador in straight sets (25-18, 25-15, 25-11) on
This is the sixth first round women’s tournament
held within NORCECA Confederation in the qualification process
towards the 2014 FIVB World Championship in Italy. The top three
teams from each event move to next year’s second round.
Both Panama and El Salvador secured spots for the
next phase along with Belize, who defeated Bonaire 3-0 (25-19,
25-19, 25-18) in a match for the third place.
Panama’s captain Joanna Arroyo led the winners
with 13 points while Yokhanny Comrie contributed 10 points.
Arroyo, named Most Valuable Player of the
tournament, thanked the home fans for their support during the
“We prepared well for this event and I want to
thank, on behalf of my teammates, the support of the crowd and
also to our coach," Arroyo said.
Sherylee Young-Thurton had 15 points as the best
scorer for Belize with 15 points while Lu-Allen Sint Jago had 12
Panama debuted with a win over Bonaire by 3-0
(25-14, 25-5, 26-24) with Arroyo and Hashlyn Cuero contributing
14 and 10 points respectively.
In their second match, the home girls dropped the
first set but rebounded to defeat Belize 3-1 (25-27, 25-22,
25-10, 25-13). Arroyo was the top scorer with 19 points followed
by Cuero with 15. Belize’s Thichele Solis had 12 points.
El Salvador d Belize 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-18)
Panama d Bonaire 3-0 (25-14, 25-5, 26-24)
El Salvador d Bonaire 3-1 (25-5, 25-10, 25-27,
Panama d. Belize 3-1 (25-27, 25-22, 25-10, 25-13)
Belize d Bonaire 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-11)
Panama d El Salvador (25-19, 25-19, 25 -18)
Results of women’s tournaments:
Group H at Nicaragua (May 17-21)
1.Nicaragua, 2.Guatemala, 3. Honduras *
Group C at US Virgin Islands (May 24-28)
1.US Virgin Islands, 2.Curacao, 3. Haiti, 4.
Group F at British Virgin Islands (June 8-11)
1.Dominica, 2. Antigua, 3.Britith Virgin Islands,
4.French St Martin
Group B at Grenada (June 21-24)
1.St Lucia, 2.St Vincent, 3.Grenada, 4.St
Group D at St. Kitts and Nevis (July 26-30)
1.St Kitts & Nevis, 2.Anguilla, 3.Bermuda,
4.Dutch St. Marteen
Group G at Panama (August 17-21)
1.Panama, 2.El Salvador, 3.Belize, 4.Bonaire