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Honduras scores straight set win over Belize


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, August 18, 2017. - Honduras scored a straight set win 3-0 (25-13, 25-6, 25-18) over Belize in their morning session at the XII AFECAVOL Girls’ U-18 Central American Championship at Jorge A. Galeano Gymnasium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Honduras took charge over Belize especially in set two, but their unforced errors kept set three very close. The home team serves were unstoppable with 11-3 advantage; they also did better in spikes (24-11) and in blocks (5-0). Honduras committed 23 errors and Belize finished with 35.


Honduras’ middle blockers Nathaly Jimenez and Reer James topped the charts with 15 and 14 points respectively.


This was Honduras second win, they now have 2-0 record and 10 points; Belize has 0-2 record and 0 points.


Reer James, middle blocker of Honduras: “I feel really great playing volleyball and I like the responsibility of scoring for my team. My setter, Gabriela Gomez does a great job setting me good balls. The third set was too close but with team effort we won it”.


Catarine Leiva, coach of Honduras: “I made a mistake in the line-up in set three and Belize took advantage of the holes while my team adjusted. It was a good exercise, as humans we all make mistakes and assume the consequences; today my players helped me to straighten things out”.


Jayda Smith, captain of Belize: “Our passing and setting was off because our lack of mobility. We need to move a lot more, improve our communication and have more consistency in serving”.


Delio Arruebarrena, coach of Belize: “My players are very young and inexperienced, they perform well according to the time we have been training. Their game level will improve with each match, in the third they knew how to catch-up. The price of our consecutive unforced errors is high; we need to concentrate more”.


Schedule Saturday August 19:

8:30     Nicaragua v Belize

10:30    Costa Rica v El Salvador

12:30    Guatemala v Honduras

15:30    El Salvador v Belize

17:30    Guatemala v Nicaragua

19:30    Honduras v Costa Rica