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Panama took control of El Salvador in straight sets


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 11, 2017. - Panama took control of El Salvador in straight sets 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 on day two of the women’s Volleyball tournament at the eleventh Central American Games Managua 2017 being held at Alexis Argüello sport complex.


Actions were slow and Panama was able to seal their first win while recovering from a six point deficit in set two. Panama’s players were patient in their performance without losing sight of their objective of improving their win-loss record to 1-1. El Salvador remains without wins with 0-2 record.


Panama held an impressive 30-16 margin in kills and was more effective in blocking with 4-1 advantage. In serves, both teams scored on 6 aces, while Panama finished with 37 errors and El Salvador with 35.


Outside hitter Joanna Arroyo led Panama with 12 points on 11 kills and one block; opposite Hashlyn Cuero and middle blocker Angela Evans contributed with 9 and 8 points respectively. El Salvador had in outside hitter Maria Jose Galeano and middle blocker Denisse Rogel their best scorers with 6 points each.


Panama (1-1) meets Guatemala (1-0) on day three of the event and El Salvador (0-2) will face Nicaragua (1-0).


Captain of Panama Joanna Arroyo: “My team performed well after losing yesterday, we recovered and adjusted well; I know we can do better. It wasn’t easy to control El Salvador. The team woke up after last night’s talk and come out on top. We were determined to comeback from our deficit in set two”. 


Captain of El Salvador Adriana Flores: “We were a bit lazy and we should have played with the same energy than yesterday. I believe that we were too pressured of not failing. El Salvador needs to be more determined, everyone must take responsibility of the role they play on the court and stop committing basic errors, we failed too may serves”.