Nicaragua blanks Honduras

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 20, 2021 - Nicaragua achieved its second victory of the XXI Central American Senior Women's Volleyball Cup by defeating Honduras 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-14), which has not achieved victories in four game.


Josafat Díaz with 12 points was the best scorer for Nicaragua, especially for the 7 points in the first set. Dalia Conto finished with 10 units. For Honduras, Cecille Johnson scored 13 points and the rest of the teammates did not exceed five points.


Nicaragua was better in attack 36-21, blocking 6-4 and they were equal in service 4-4. El Salvador gave him 29 points for errors, while his opponents committed 16.


Marcela Roa, Libero of Nicaragua: “It is my first time and it is an honor to be in this team and represent Nicaragua, it was something very nice to debut with the national team. At the beginning there was a bit of nerves, because I had not played in the two previous games, but my teammates supported me and gave me confidence”.


Claudia Noguera, captain of Nicaragua: “We had a good role in all three games, today the rhythm slowed a little, it affected us in the second set, but then we got up and resumed our rhythm of play. We never underestimate the rivals we face and what we always do is to focus on staying on our goal, which is to be on the podium”.


René Quintana, Nicaraguan coach: “For us, all matches are like finals, there is no small rival and we will always try to get the result. Today the development of the game gave us the opportunity to put in the rookie players”.


"Tomorrow is a very strong match, we needed to give rest to some players and others who entered due to the injury of their teammates, such as libero Marcela Roa (18 years old), who debuted in a major tournament and did very well."


Marvin Ulloa, Honduras coach: “Nicaragua played us a good game, they have a good team, they began to give us a chance with a fairly comfortable serve, but their blocking is high and they didn't give us a chance ... then they squeezed us with the service and there we had problems. Now Panama is coming to us and we believe we can have a good result”.


Honduras will face Panama at 4:00 p.m., while Nicaragua will face Costa Rica at 7:00 p.m.