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El Salvador earns third victory beating Belize


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 13, 2017. – El Salvador earned their third consecutive victory after beating Belize 3-1 (30-28, 21-25, 25-14, 25-17) in the men’s Volleyball tournament of the 2017 Managua Central American Games at Alexis Argüello sport complex.


El Salvador had trouble getting into rhythm, recovering from a considerable deficit in sets one and two; their energy finally kicked in while digging several missed attacks against Belize’s blockers.


This is El Salvador’s third consecutive win for a 3-0 unbeaten record and 12 points; Belize has yet to know victory with 0-3 and three points.


El Salvador only led with a slim 55-54 margin in kills. Both teams scored on 6 blocks and 1 ace; El Salvador allowed 23 points on unforced errors and Belize 39.


Both teams finished with balanced offense. El Salvador’s leading scorers were opposite Carlos Rodriguez with 18 points, setter Franklin Flores with 17 points and outside hitter Rodrigo Chavez with 14 points. Bryton Codd of Belize led all scorers with 24 points on 23 kills and one ace; outside hitter Keith Castillo scored 16 points and opposite Karym Coleman chipped in with 10 points.


On Thursday, El Salvdor (3-0) meets Costa Rica (2-2) and Belize (0-3) faces hosts Nicaragua (1-2).


Best scorer of Belize Bryton Codd: “We need to limit our errors; we had too many missed serves and our blocking was off time. Our overall performance is good but we need to be more accurate”.


Head coach of Belize Albert Humes: “There isn’t something specific going wrong; I would say it’s the whole performance; we are not finding the will, the confidence seems to be lacking. We are always in the game for the first part and the last part; it’s the middle that we are having problem solving. We will have to find deep into our soul the way to win the last three games, I know they have it. And also we must give credit to El Salvador; they were excellent on playing against our blocking”.