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Nicaragua upsets Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador win


BELIZE CITY, Belize, July 20, 2017 – Nicaragua edged Guatemala 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-22, 16-14) as the XVII U20 Women’s Volleyball Championship continued on Thursday.


Dalia Conto led Nicaragua with 19 points, while Maria Campos added 11 and Massiel Brenes contributed 9. Guatemala’s Paola Alvarado had a match-high 21 points followed by Kimberli Garcia with 16 and María Juarez with 13.


Nicaragua has a 2-1 record and Guatemala dropped to 1-1.


El Salvador vs Panamá

El Salvador defeated Panama 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-15) in the fifth match of the second day of actions. The Salvadorans have a 1-2 mark while Panama is winless in three matches.


Adriana Dubón scored 13 points and Fabiola Vargas had 10 for El Salvador. Nayoisse Campbell had 11 por Panama.


Costa Rica vs Belize

Por su parte, Costa Rica pasó apuros, pero al final logró un importante triunfo en cinco set (24-26, 25-17, 25-15, 22-25, 15-2) sobre Belice, que batalló, pero se quedó sin combustible en el último encuentro de la jornada.


Costa Rica faced some difficulties but at the end won a five-set match 3-2 (24-26, 25-17, 25-15, 22-25, 15-2).


The Costa Ricans kept their undefeated record at 2-0 and the home team is at 1-2.


For the winners, the captain Edya Espinoza scored 21 points and Santa Volkovs added 17. Susan Alpizar had 12 for the winners. Kori Diego scored 19 an Mia Musa added 13 for Belize.