Nicaragua finishes preliminary round with 3-0 mark
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 2, 2013 – Nicaragua completed its
journey throughout the preliminary round of the NORCECA Second
Round Group M Women’s Tournament towards the FIVB World
Championship by outdueling Jamaica 25-15, 25-18, 26-28, 25-14
The two teams are already qualified to next year’s third round
of events and will meet again on Sunday night to decide the
first place. Both sides played with intensity even though the
match was only a warm-up in anticipation of tonight’s contest.
The strong offense of Nicaragua, led by Claudia Noguera and the
Traña siblings (Heidy and Hellen) combined with a pretty good
effort by setter Lolette Rodriguez.
“Winning this match doesn’t translate into an advantage for
tonight’s match,” Nicaraguan coach Rene Quintana stated.
“Identical matches does not exist, one match is different to the
other. I lost one of my middle blockers with a shoulder injury (Joasafat
Diaz) and let’s see how the replacement responds.”
“I think the level of our intensity will increase for tonight’s
match and people will see a differente Jamaica team,” Gatasheu
Bonner of Jamaica said.