Belize succeeds against Honduras 

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, Guatemala, November 1st 2021.- Belize succeeded over Honduras

3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-20), on day three of actions at the XXI Men’s Central American Volleyball Championship.  

All three sets were really close and Belize capitalized on Honduras’ rollercoaster performance after losing middle blocker Luis Matamoros in the first set due to a knee injury and that of libero Héctor Ortiz from an elbow injury in the third set. Belize los two set points before Bryton Codd sealed the first set and Francis Hauze, who led all scorers with 17 points, scored the last point of the match on a super spike.

Belize led 45-32 in attacks and 4-0 in aces, both teams scored 7 points on blocks; Belize committed 24 unforced errors and Honduras a total of 19.  

Outside hitter Francis Hauze scored 17 points on 14 kills and 3 aces in the Belizean victory, alongside Bryton Codd with 15 points and opposite hitter Karym Coleman with 14 points. Outside hitters José David Espinal and Carlos Osorio led Honduras with 10 and 9 points respectively on kills.  

These two teams won’t play on Tuesday, Belize (2-2) was scheduled to face Panama who did not formalize their participation in the event and Honduras (1-3) has the day off.  

Elton Anderson, captain of Belize: “Day by day we’ve been getting better, today everyone was in their element, the passing and everything was just on point. We were more focused; we had a tremendous practice this morning and it transcend into the game. About my eye, I really can’t see that well, but in Belize we are soldiers and I’m not going to watch my team from the side”.  

Victor Manuel Rodas, Head coach of Honduras: “Emotionally the team was down after losing our middle, Luis Matamoros, he is one of the most experienced players, we thing we could have won that set having Luis in rotation to score a lot of points, and our libero Ortiz. Technically speaking we’ve come from less to more, we have stabilized a lineup and we were able to detain Karym Coleman. We are trying to improve volleyball and I believe we must have the same criteria in calling out doubles and retentions”.