Costa Rica will face Honduras and Guatemala in the U21
PUERTO CORTÉS, Honduras. November 3, 2018.- Guatemala 1 with
María Fernanda Juárez / Paola Alvarado led group A, unbeaten in
four starts, to advance to the semifinals of the XI Central
American Sub-21 Beach Volleyball Championship where she will
face Irena and Lucia Gómez de Costa Rica 1
Juarez / Alvarado won 2-1 (21-14, 17-21, 15-12) to Sofía
Velásquez/Gabriela Funes (ESA 1) and closed with a 2-0 win
(21-12, 21-4) over Xue Murillo/Shantte Siliezar, from Honduras
In second place of group A was Costa Rica 2 (Larissa
Villegas/Ana Paula Fallas), with two victories and two defeats,
the same record as Nicaragua 1 (Lourdes Lugo/Anielka Alonso) and
El Salvador 1, but Costa Ricans had a better ratio of points in
Villegas / Fallas lost their only match of the day on Saturday
1-2 (21-16, 20-22, 13-15) against Lugo/Alonso, but it was not
enough for the Nicaraguans to advance.
While Velásquez/Funes (ESA 1) played a great game against the
Guatemalan Juarez / Alvarado, but they ran out of energy in the
closing of the game remaining in the fourth position, with
Honduras 2 (Xue Murillo / Shantte Siliezar) in fifth with 0 -4.
In group B, Cecille Johnson/Shanna Rivera (HON 1) dominated
after finishing unbeaten in four games, with wins 2-1 (21-13,
14-21, 15-10) over Fernanda Romero/María Fernanda Chamorro (NCA
2 ) and 2-0 (22-20, 21-19) over Kimberly Cardona/Martha
Guillermo (GUA 2).
Johnson / Rivera will meet in the semifinal against Villegas/Fallas,
from Costa Rica 2.
Alejandra Mariona/Dana Funes of El Salvador 2 were in third with
2-2, followed by Cardona/Guillermo with 1-3 and Romero /
Chamorro with 0-4.