Guatemala ends in seventh place
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, August 25, 2012 - Guatemala finished in
seventh place of the NORCECA Women’s U-20 Continental
Championship after a victory over Trinidad & Tobago by 3-0
(25-7, 25-16, 25-7) on Saturday.
Guatemala held a 16-4 advantage in aces, including 11 by Maria
Alvarez who only scored via serves to lead the winners. Dairy
Alardon added 10. Guatemala finished with a 2-2 win-loss record
while Trinidad & Tobago ended winless at 0-3.
“This was a valuable experience for my team, we learned from the
other teams and to value ourselves and we identified our
mistakes,” remarked Ada Villalobos, Guatemala’s captain.
Makila York of Trinidad & Tobago said: “Unfortunately I got the
flu and I wasn’t able to concentrate which caused an additional
burden on my teammates.”
Julio Dominguez coach for the winning team said: “We grow
competing in NORCECA tournaments because we face our real needs,
so we’re able to practice on them; we have had the chance to be
in this circle with our youth team and now with the juniors
which is the only way we’ll improve.”
“I think that Guatemala played with more intensity than we did,
while my team should have done much better as they showed
against USA and Cuba in the preliminary round,” expressed Ali
Macsood Trinidad & Tobago’s Coach.