Coaches expect strong battle for medals in El Salvador


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, December 2, 2012 - The coaches of the various national teams competing in the XVII Senior Women’s Central American Cup expect a strong fight to be among the medals, especially that the level is equalized in recent years.


The Argentinean Horacio Bastit, the Costa Rica coach, said: "I try to have the best team in all events that will serve as preparation to meet the main goal of qualifying for the 2014 World Championship. We will try to play the tournament with our best cast. We have the main players such as Willis sisters (Verania and Angela) and Karen Cope.”


Reynaldo Ortega, coach of Panama, said that "we will try to keep the second position we occupied in the last tournament with a combination of new and experienced players. We have some veterans who can contribute and provide experience."

Rene Quintana, of Nicaragua, said that "the main goal is to be on the awards podium. We know it's hard, because in recent years the volleyball in the region has been matching. Anything can happen and we can’t relax. "


Julio Dominguez Guatemala coach said: "The goal is clear, improving the fourth place we got two years ago. We have a very young team, renovated and we will try to focus on playing good volleyball and according to that we will look for the results."

Ingrid Rivas of El Salvador, said that "we will do our best on the court, we are playing as locals and we hope to have all the support to be another incentive. The team is young, but is well focused to get the medal."

Honduras coach, Marvin Ulloa, said "I have a fighting team, motivated and excited, look forward to a good tournament, especially because we got third place in Costa Rica (under 23) which we hope to repeat at least."