Swan and Lolette of Nicaragua improve record at Managua 2017
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 4, 2017. – Hosts Swan Mendoza and
Lolette Rodriguez improved their record adding two victories at
the women’s Beach Volleyball tournament of the eleventh Central
American Games Managua 2017 at Salvador Allende sand court in
It was a windy day on day two of competition, putting every team
under full concentration in each of their moves.
Swan and Lolette recovered from yesterday’s loss to El Salvador
while beating both Guatemala and Honduras.
In their first performance, the Guatemalan duo of Paola Alvarado
and Estephany Bethancourt managed to keep the score close while
Swan and Lolette still had difficulties in finding their rhythm,
but their experience was crucial in grabbing the win 2-0 (21-18,
21-14). Their second victory was to Jarisa Hynds/Christianne
Etches of Honduras 2-0 (21-13, 21-16).
“We are closing the second day of competition with three outings
and we are confident to keep on improving. We are aiming to move
forward with the best of our abilities” said Swan Mendoza.
The Olympic team of Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro of Costa Rica
earned their third consecutive victory in their only outing of
the day, after beating Kathya Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas
of El Salvador 2-0 (21-15, 21-12). Both team showed good control
of the ball but Karen and Natalia held the advantage despite
Kathya’s and Maria’s strong effort.
Karen Cope said “we started off focusing on our opponents’
moves; we managed a comfortable advantage when we decided only
to think about our performance”.
The preliminary round continues on Tuesday with the first match
in the women’s division at noon (local time) between Lezcano/Caballero
of Panama against Alvarado/Bethancourt of Guatemala.
Women’s Results Monday December 4:
Kathya Vasquez/María Fernanda Vargas (ESA) d Stiphany Lezcano/Keysi
Caballero (PAN) 2-0 (21-9, 21-9); Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodríguez
(NCA) d Paola Alvarado/Estephany Bethancourth (GUA) 2-0 (21-18,
21-14); Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro (CRC) d Kathya Vasquez/María
Fernanda Vargas (ESA) 2-0 (21-15, 21-12); Swan Mendoza/Lolette
Rodríguez (NCA) d Jarisa Hynds/Christianne Etches (HON) 2-0