Honduras undefeated, Guatemala in the mix for the medals
BELIZE CITY, Belize, July 21, 2017 – Honduras reached to four
victories as the only undefeated team of the XVII U20 Women’s
Central American Championship by defeating El Salvador 3-0
(25-13, 25-15, 25-21) while Guatemala edged the unbeaten Costa
Rica in five exciting sets in the penultimate day of the
Nathaly Pérez with 16 points was the best Honduran while
Alejandra Jimenez had 14 for El Salvador.
The Hondurans first defeated Panama 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-11)
and they will need to win the duels against Guatemala and Costa
Rica to claim the gold medal.
Honduras reached to 18 points (4-0), Costa Rica and Guatemala
both have 15 (3-1) and next are Nicaragua with 12, Belize and El
Salvador with 7 and Panama with 1.
Guatemala entered in the mix for the medals after winning an
exciting five-setter 3-2 (12-25, 25-23, 25-17, 18-28 y 15-10)
over Costa Rica.
Paola Alvarado and Kimberli Cardona shared the attack with 15
points apiece, María Juárez contributed 13 for the winners.
Edya Espinoza scored 20 puntos and Santa Volkovs added 14 for
Earlier, Guatemala defeated Belize 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-15)
thanks to the combined effort of Alvarado with 13 points,
Cardona with 11 and 9 from Daniela Tornoe.
Belize was stopped to six points by Mya Musa and five by Kori
The Costa Ricans had defeated Nicaragua 3-0 (25-12, 25-13,
25-11) with a strong performance by Espinoza and Volkovs who had
13 and 11 points, respectively. The Nicaraguans closed the day
with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-12) win over Panamá with nine
points from Masiel Brenes.