Jet lagged Honduras starves off Dominica


POINTE-A - PITRE, Guadeloupe, June 15, 2013  - Honduras took match two of the World Championship Qualifier - Group N when they overcame a determined Dominica team in straight sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-22).


Arriving just moments before the delayed start of the game the Hondurans were made to work as Dominica exhibited a strong fight.


Rony Martinez, coach of the Honduran team pointed to good pre-tournament preparation and strong will that accounted for the victory. "Today, no one player stood out, it was an overall team effort  and the confidence we had coming here as central American champions, yes it was the teamwork that committed very little errors that help us", he recounted.


Coach of the Dominica team Robert Guiste admitted that they were a bit nervous at the start of the match. His captain, Ray Robinson agreed with him and said that he was looking forward to a rematch.


"Honduras played a great game today but I am certain that we did not play to the best of our abilities. Now that we have seen them we will be very cautious against the others with the aim that we will get the chance to play them in the 1st place match," Robinson said.


The score sheet confirmed Martinez assessment, the Honduran spike points were shared evenly between Carlos Osario and Evans Torres at 10. The blocks were led by Luis Membreno with three (3)   and the service points (3) were led by Luis Membrano.


The Dominican charge was led by Lincoln Riviere who was the highest individual scorer in the game with 13 points.


Honduras were expected to have a short break before meeting Grenada in match #3 with the highly anticipated clash between Dominica and Guadeloupe closing the night's matches.