Guatemala earns first victory
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, August 24, 2012 - Guatemala beat Antigua &
Barbuda by 3-0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-13) for their first victory at
the NORCECA Women’s U-20 Continental Championship.
The Guatemalans took advantage of 30 errors from the losers and
were better in the serves category 14-1. Guatemala will play
Trinidad & Tobago for the seventh position of the tournament
while Antigua & Barbuda finished in ninth place.
The best scorer for the winners was Ada Villalobos with 12
points, including 2 blocks and 3 aces. Natasha Best had 6 points
for Antigua & Barbuda.
“We can do better but we weren’t bad today either,” Guatemala’s
Captain Ada Villalobos said. “We followed our coach’s
instructions and that’s why the result turned out favorable.”
Shawn-Marie Dinard captain for Antigua & Barbuda said: “Watching
girls of a higher level than my team motivates us to work harder
specially in our jumps and that way they will get more out of
Julio Dominguez coach for Guatemala expressed: “The team
continues to add and these matches allow us to put in practice
all our training and that’s why all the players stepped on the
floor; we still have tomorrow’s match which is more competitive
and the team will have a chance for a higher rhythm.”
Coach Rosely Lewis said: “Unfortunately I’m disappointed, we
played a lot of practice games before coming here and it seems
as if everything we taught them they forgot”.