El Salvador wins
exhausting five setter to Honduras
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December
15, 2017. – El Salvador won exhausting five sets 3-2 (25-16,
23-25, 25-22, 20-25, 19-17) to Honduras in their last clash at
the women’s Volleyball tournament of the XI Central American
Games Managua 2017.
El Salvador won the dramatic
party of sets that lasted over two hours to finish the event
with 2-4 win-loss record and 8 points. For Honduras, with 2-3
record and 10 points, the loss comes as a spoiler while moving
into tomorrow’s contest to Guatemala in which they need a
straight victory to decide the bronze medal winner on point
Honduras held advantage in
kills (47-41) and blocks (9-7); the difference came as El
Salvador benefited from 56 opponent errors while committing 41.
Both teams scored 8 points on aces.
Outside hitter Kathya Vasquez
and middle blocker Denisse Rogel led El Salvador with 16 and 12
points respectively. Opposite Cecille Johnson was in charge of
Honduras offense with 22 points; middle blocker Mariajosse Diaz
added 12 points.
On day six, Honduras (2-3)
will face Guatemala (3-2) for the women’s bronze medal.
Capitan de El Salvador
“We are satisfied to finish on a high note. We
played united and this is how we should have performed the
entire tournament, playing like we had nothing to lose. This
team has young people and if we are able to keep together and
improve, we may have a competitive team for a long time”.
Head coach of El Salvador
“It was physically exhausting; our rivalry with
Honduras comes from many years, they are very demanding. I think
if my team would have performed like today, our outcome would
have been different against other opponents. In the first set we
played really fast and Honduras had no idea what our strategy
was; as the game developed Honduras knew how to push harder. We
are going back home to evaluate our performance and decide the
necessary arrangements for our future”.
Head coach of Honduras
“In the last set, El Salvador had six points from
our service errors; my players did not carry on the instruction
to just put the ball on the other side of the court and keep it