MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 19, 2021 - Belize
had to do its best to defeat a battling Honduras
3-2 (25-9, 17-25, 25-20, 17-25, 15-9) at the
start of the third day of the XXI Senior Women's
Volleyball Central American Cup.
For the Belizeans it was their second match of
the tournament, with a victory and a defeat, a
triumph that allows them to have options to
achieve or repeat the silver medal they achieved
in the last Central American Cup. Honduras has a
record of three lost without victories.
After an devastating first set from Belize, with
its captain Nelissa Ramírez contributing points
from the wings, Honduras reacted by winning the
second set with a great contribution from
Cecille Johnson, especially in attack.
In the third set, Belize managed to take
advantage, although Honduras pressed in the
closing, they could not keep up the pace, giving
the advantage to the Belizeans. Who were
outmatched in the fourth set, partly due to
In the fifth set, Sharika Burton appeared above
all, who had been getting important points in
the previous sets, but in the closing she was
key to the conquest of her team. Burton finished
with 19 points, to 17 from Captain Ramírez; For
Honduras Johnson got 17, Estefany Godoy with 11
and Andrea Aceituno with 10.
Belize led the attack 53-37, which made the
difference, as they tied in blocking (5-5) and
in service (10-10), with 31 errors by Honduras,
against 36 by Belize.
On Wednesday's actions, Belize will face El
Salvador at 1:00 p.m., and Honduras will face
Nicaragua at 7:00 p.m.