Belize battles five sets to beat Honduras

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 19, 2021 - Belize had to do its best to defeat a battling Honduras 3-2 (25-9, 17-25, 25-20, 17-25, 15-9) at the start of the third day of the XXI Senior Women's Volleyball Central American Cup.


For the Belizeans it was their second match of the tournament, with a victory and a defeat, a triumph that allows them to have options to achieve or repeat the silver medal they achieved in the last Central American Cup. Honduras has a record of three lost without victories.


After an devastating first set from Belize, with its captain Nelissa Ramírez contributing points from the wings, Honduras reacted by winning the second set with a great contribution from Cecille Johnson, especially in attack.


In the third set, Belize managed to take advantage, although Honduras pressed in the closing, they could not keep up the pace, giving the advantage to the Belizeans. Who were outmatched in the fourth set, partly due to reception problems.


In the fifth set, Sharika Burton appeared above all, who had been getting important points in the previous sets, but in the closing she was key to the conquest of her team. Burton finished with 19 points, to 17 from Captain Ramírez; For Honduras Johnson got 17, Estefany Godoy with 11 and Andrea Aceituno with 10.


Belize led the attack 53-37, which made the difference, as they tied in blocking (5-5) and in service (10-10), with 31 errors by Honduras, against 36 by Belize.


On Wednesday's actions, Belize will face El Salvador at 1:00 p.m., and Honduras will face Nicaragua at 7:00 p.m.