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
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
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
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”.