CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, Guatemala, November 1st
2021.- Belize succeeded over Honduras
3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-20), on day three of
actions at the XXI Men’s Central American
All three sets were really close and Belize
capitalized on Honduras’ rollercoaster
performance after losing middle blocker Luis
Matamoros in the first set due to a knee injury
and that of libero Héctor Ortiz from an elbow
injury in the third set. Belize los two set
points before Bryton Codd sealed the first set
and Francis Hauze, who led all scorers with 17
points, scored the last point of the match on a
Belize led 45-32 in attacks and 4-0 in aces,
both teams scored 7 points on blocks; Belize
committed 24 unforced errors and Honduras a
total of 19.
Outside hitter Francis Hauze scored 17 points on
14 kills and 3 aces in the Belizean victory,
alongside Bryton Codd with 15 points and
opposite hitter Karym Coleman with 14 points.
Outside hitters José David Espinal and Carlos
Osorio led Honduras with 10 and 9 points
respectively on kills.
These two teams won’t play on Tuesday, Belize
(2-2) was scheduled to face Panama who did not
formalize their participation in the event and
Honduras (1-3) has the day off.
Elton Anderson, captain of Belize:
“Day by day we’ve been getting better, today
everyone was in their element, the passing and
everything was just on point. We were more
focused; we had a tremendous practice this
morning and it transcend into the game. About my
eye, I really can’t see that well, but in Belize
we are soldiers and I’m not going to watch my
team from the side”.
Victor Manuel Rodas, Head coach of Honduras:
“Emotionally the team was down after losing our
middle, Luis Matamoros, he is one of the most
experienced players, we thing we could have won
that set having Luis in rotation to score a lot
of points, and our libero Ortiz. Technically
speaking we’ve come from less to more, we have
stabilized a lineup and we were able to detain
Karym Coleman. We are trying to improve
volleyball and I believe we must have the same
criteria in calling out doubles and retentions”.