Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro debut with two victories
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 3, 2017. - Karen Cope and Natalia
Alfaro of Costa Rica made their debut at the women’s Beach
Volleyball tournament of the eleventh Central American Games
Managua 2017 with two victories at the Salvador Allende sand
court of Paseo Xolotlan.
The strong Costa Rican duo managed a smooth first day of actions
after winning in their two outings. Karen and Natalia downed
Stiphany Lezcano and Keysi Caballero of Panama 2-0 (21-7,
21-11); followed by their victory over Jarisa Hynds/Christianne
Etches of Honduras by 2-0 (21-11, 21-11).
Costa Rican coach Ingrid Morales said “we started off on good
rhythm and we are satisfied with today’s results. We are aware
that all the teams have prepared well; there are high
expectations of our match against Nicaragua”.
Kathya Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas of El Salvador
disappointed the home crowd while beating Swan Mendoza and
Lolette Rodriguez in their only outing of the day by a close 2-1
(21-19, 15-21, 15-13). A gentle but persistent rain welcomed the
match while Kathya and Maria Fernanda took control of Swan and
Lolette whose reaction kicked in set two.
Guatemala’s Paola Alvarado and Estephany Bethancourth battled
hard to defeat Jarisa Hynds and Christianne Etches of Honduras
2-0 (24-22, 21-17).
Day two of the women’s division starts at noon (local time) with
Stiphany Lezcano/Keysi Caballero of Panama facing Kathya
Vasquez/Maria Fernanda Vargas of El Salvador.
The four day preliminary round-robin concludes on Wednesday
December 6, with the top two highest ranked teams advancing into
Women’s Results Sunday December 3:
Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro (CRC) d Stiphany Lezcano/Keysi
Caballero (PAN) 2-0 (21-7, 21-11); Paola Alvarado/Estephany
Bethancourth (GUA) d Jarisa Hynds/Christianne Etches (HON) 2-0
(24-22, 21-17); Kathya Vasquez/Maria Fernanda Vargas (ESA) d
Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodríguez (NCA) 2-1 (21-19, 15-21, 15-13).