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Guatemala wins match for third place

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 15, 2017 – Guatemala prevailed over Jamaica in straight sets 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-20) in a match for third place at the NORCECA Group A Final Qualification Tournament for the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship on Sunday.

Rut Gomez had 17 points as the best scorer for Guatemala, followed by Blanca Recinos and Astrid González who each had 12 points in the victory. Tahleia Bishop had 10 points to lead Jamaica.

Guatemala held an 8-5 advantage in aces while Jamaica led by slight 9-8 margin in the blocking category.

Ricardo Chong, Coach of Jamaica: “Disappointed with the result, we made too many errors which affected our game plan. They were able to put some pressure and it worked against us.”

William Fernández, Coach of Guatemala: “We achieved our objective and the girls executed the game we planned. Our reception was steadier which allowed us to be effective in the attacks-This experience for sure will be of great for our preparation for the Central American Games in Nicaragua”

Blanca Recinos, Capitán de Guatemala: “I think the result could have been better and this reducing the scores but the main thing is the objective was achieved. The experience of playing against team among the top-15 is a great one and help us for the Central American Games where we want to win the gold medal.