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El Salvador captures first win at Managua 2017


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 13, 2017.- El Salvador prevailed over Belize 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20) to capture their first win on day four of the women’s Volleyball tournament at the 2017 Managua Central American Games.


El Salvador had to work hard in four close sets to control Belize that finished with advantage in every category, attacks (42-35), blocks (10-7) and serves (8-6). El Salvador benefited from 47 opponent errors and committed 30.


El Salvador stands with 1-3 win-loss record and 5 points, while Belize has 0-3 mark and one point.


Outside Hitter Adriana Flores and opposite Kathya Vasquez led El Salvador with 15 and 10 points respectively. Arnold Shantell topped Belize with 18 points, while Maurissa Williams contributed with 13 points and Kori Diego with 11 points.


El Salvador (1-3) will play against Costa Rica (3-0) on day five of competition, and Belize (0-3) faces Honduras (1-2).


Head coach of El Salvador Ingrid Rivas: “Making changes in our line-up worked out well for us, after several games our serves have improved as well as our reception. My players had a good ball control to overcome our opponents’ height and earn our first victory”.


Captain of El Salvador Adriana Flores: “We really wanted to win; every one of us focused on our responsibility. Our serves have been one of our skills and today we didn’t fail as much. They are slower than us and our serves were necessary to balance the actions because we are shorter”.