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Nicaragua dominates Honduras to remain unbeaten


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 11, 2017.- Nicaragua dominated Honduras 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-19) to remain unbeaten at the women’s Volleyball tournament of the eleventh Central American Games Managua 2017 at Alexis Argüello sport complex.


Nicaraguan players were determined and strong over Honduras, earning their second victory of the event. Nicaragua’s commanding presence was too much for Honduras that used different combinations in their attempt to stop the home team.


Honduras committed a total of 34 unforced errors against 19 from Nicaragua. Nicaragua finished with 29-22 margin in attacks and 9-2 in blocks; Honduras was better in serves with 5-3 margin in aces.


Outside hitter Valeska Hernandez and opposite Hellen Traña scored 11 and 10 points respectively to carry Nicaragua into the win. Outside hitter Hyxe Napky and opposite Cecille Johnson led Honduras with 7 points apiece.


Nicaragua (2-0) meets El Salvador (0-2) and Honduras (1-1) faces Costa Rica (1-0) on Tuesday.


Captain of Nicaragua Claudia Noguera: “It’s important to keep on adding because it’s a round-robin competition and everything counts; it was a team effort, we all chipped in. We are moving one game at a time; today’s strategy was to serve effectively to set our own pace”.


Head coach of Nicaragua René Quintana: “I am surprised of the scores in each set. My team did what they needed to do, prevent Honduras from taking the initiative, allowing us to control the actions. Our serves put Honduras in trouble; we were more effective in attacking and better in blocking”.


Captain of Honduras Tessa Flores: “This was a really bad performance for us, nothing worked and we were desperate; we committed numerous errors in every aspect, we were to insecure”.


Coach of Honduras Osiel Vasquez: “We expected a difficult match but we never thought of losing the way we did. We made many adjustments in our line-up using all our players, our efforts were useless. We couldn’t complete complex one and Nicaragua defended everything, they responded very well”.