Costa Rica and El Salvador top Women’s competition
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 6, 2017. - Costa Rica with Karen
Cope/Natalia Alfaro and El Salvador with Kathya Vasquez/Maria
Fernanda Vargas are the top two teams to advance directly into
the women’s semifinals at the Beach Volleyball tournament of the
2017 Managua Central American Games.
The Olympic team Cope and Alfaro received a bye into the
semifinals after concluding the preliminary round unbeaten, with
5-0 win-loss record. In their last outing, Cope/Alfaro managed a
comfortable 2-0 (21-12, 21-15) victory over Paola Alvarado and
Estephany Bethancourt from Guatemala.
“One step at a time, that’s our way of looking at things. We’ve
reached our first goal and we are prepared to face either
Guatemala or Honduras in semifinals” said Natalia.
Also moving into semis, Kathya Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas
struggled to pocket their fourth victory by 2-1 (15-21, 21-17,
15-10) over Jarisa Hynds and Christianne Etches of Honduras who
took them by surprise and put up a good performance.
Maria Fernanda Vargas said to be excited to have reached the
semifinals “we must think about the positive outcome of these
past days, even if today wasn’t our best performance”.
Hosts Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez won easily to Panama’s
Stiphany Lezcano/Keysi Caballero 2-0 (21-8, 21-5), finishing in
Women’s quarterfinals feature Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodriguez of
Nicaragua facing Stiphany Lezcano/Keysi Caballero from Panama
and Paola Alvarado/Estephany Bethancourt of Guatemala against
Jarisa Hynds/Christianne Etches of Honduras.
In semifinals, Cope/Alfaro await for the winner between
Guatemala and Honduras, while Vasquez/Vargas will face the
winner between Nicaragua and Panama.
Women’s results Wednesday December 6:
Kathya Vásquez/María Fernanda Vargas (ESA) d Jarisa Hynds/Christianne
Etches (HON) 2-1 (15-21, 21-17, 15-10); Karen Cope/Natalia
Alfaro (CRC) d Paola Alvarado/Estephany Bethancourt (GUA) 2-0
(21-12, 21-15); Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodríguez (NCA) d Stiphany
Lezcano/Keysi Caballero (PAN) 2-0 (21-8, 21-5).