Tegucigalpa, August 02, 2022.- Honduras won 3-1
(25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 25-14) over Nicaragua to
leave the table set for a grand finale of the V
Afecavol Women's U23 Championship .
The hosts reached five victories and this
Wednesday they will face Costa Rica, champion of
the first four editions of this category, which
also arrives undefeated.
Honduas had a great performance from captain
Nathaly Pérez, who got 24 points, 14 from Dazly
Durán and 13 from Natalia Reyes. For Nicaragua,
Gilmary Smith finished with 14 points, to 11
from Massiel Brenes.
The locals dominated the attack 43-38, 13-5 in
blocking and 8-4 in service, with 31 errors made
by each side.
Nathaly Reyes, captain of Honduras: “Tomorrow we
will go with all the desire in the world to
close this tournament, to win the gold medal.
Today was a tough match, Nicaragua is a great
team that did not let go of the reins at any
time, it was difficult to manage, but thank God
we managed to close in the fourth set. In the
third I think we lost concentration, I felt that
even in the first set we were not as forceful as
in the second, we lacked a bit, but we
recovered. The support of the public gives us
good support, we never feel alone, they don't
let our spirits get low and that motivates us”.
Dazly Durán, outstanding player from Honduras:
“Nicaragua is a team with which we always face
each other, it is always difficult to play
against them, they took a set from us, but we
managed to get up and get the match. Against
Costa Rica we are going with everything to win
that medal, we have the same experience, we know
each other, but we have the support of our
Marvin Ulloa, coach of Honduras: “When a team
does not apply itself tactically, things do not
work out and that happened to us in the third
set, the girls began to do other things,
Nicaragua made variations and they were able to
accommodate us to those changes, they get
distracted , they go out of the plan that we
work. We hope that tomorrow against Costa Rica
it will be a great game, that the public will
enjoy it, there is a lot of expectation for that
On the last day, Belize meets Nicaragua at 4:30
p.m. and Honduras against Costa Rica at 7:00