Tegucigalpa, August 01, 2022.- Guatemala
achieved its third victory for two defeats,
beating Panama 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-11), which
remains with 0-5 in the V Sub Championship 23
feminine of Afecavol.
Captain Naomi Monney was the top scorer with 18
points, and María Santa Cruz and Andrea
Mendizabal had 7. For Panama, setter Dayanis
Ríos scored 3 points and three players were left
with two units each.
Guatemala completely dominated the match, with a
39-9 advantage in attacks, 4-2 in blocks and
12-1 in services, with 21 errors by the
Panamanians to 20 committed by Guatemala.
The Guatemalan team lost its first two games,
against Nicaragua and Honduras, but has
recovered with three wins in a row, leaving for
this Tuesday the possibility of playing for a
medal when they face Costa Rica, which is
undefeated in the tournament, at 2 :00 pm.
William Fernández, coach of Guatemala said that
“it was important to win in three sets because
of the mental and physical rest that our players
will have for tomorrow's match, which will be
key to thinking about a medal. Here the result
depends on ourselves and it was vital to win
quickly against Panama, because the girls come
from intense matches and need this emotional
blow and the psychological rest that it
“I think they have managed to get a lot of grit,
it is not easy to get up after losing the first
two games, but here we are, with a young team
for this category, and we are fighting until the
end for a medal,” said Fernández.
Panama will rest this Tuesday and will fulfill
its last commitment on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
against El Salvador.