Nicaragua claims easy victory against Belize

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 22, 2021 - Nicaragua beat Belize 3-0 (27-19, 25-17, 25-6), leaving the battle for the medals ready for the close of the XXI Central American Senior Women's Volleyball Cup.

Nicaragua and El Salvador both have 4 victories and one defeat, Costa Rica has 5-0, with only one match left to play to define the medals.

Josafat Díaz scored 13 points for the Nicaraguans, with 8 Valeska Hernández and seven for Dalia Conto. For Belize, Nelissa Ramírez scored 12 and Sherika Burton scored 9.

Nicaragua was better in attack 31-24, blocking 8-2 and service 8-2, with 28 points awarded by their opponents for errors, while they committed 14.

Lolette Rodríguez, setter from Nicaragua: “We were already prepared, we knew that this game was very important to be on the podium, we had to stay focused all the time on the court and in any way win the game and thank God we did it 3-0. The level of women's volleyball in Central America has been rising, there is no longer an easy game, Belize is a fierce team, strong and with good defense”.

René Quintana, Nicaraguan coach: “The girls are prepared, there are highly experienced players who manage to get their claws out at key moments and recover quickly from any situation. We will see how we do tomorrow against El Salvador, because whoever wins will secure a silver medal. Let's hope that tomorrow the team plays as they did in the first sets against Costa Rica, If they do, it will be difficult for El Salvador to beat us”.

Saturday games: Costa Rica vs Honduras (1:00 p.m.), Belize vs Panama (4:00 p.m.), Nicaragua vs El Salvador (7:00 p.m.)