MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 22,
2021 - Nicaragua beat Belize 3-0 (27-19, 25-17,
25-6), leaving the battle for the medals ready
for the close of the XXI Central American Senior
Women's Volleyball Cup.
Nicaragua and El Salvador both have 4 victories
and one defeat, Costa Rica has 5-0, with only
one match left to play to define the medals.
Josafat Díaz scored 13 points for the
Nicaraguans, with 8 Valeska Hernández and seven
for Dalia Conto. For Belize, Nelissa Ramírez
scored 12 and Sherika Burton scored 9.
Nicaragua was better in attack 31-24, blocking
8-2 and service 8-2, with 28 points awarded by
their opponents for errors, while they committed
Lolette Rodríguez, setter from Nicaragua: “We
were already prepared, we knew that this game
was very important to be on the podium, we had
to stay focused all the time on the court and in
any way win the game and thank God we did it
3-0. The level of women's volleyball in Central
America has been rising, there is no longer an
easy game, Belize is a fierce team, strong and
with good defense”.
René Quintana, Nicaraguan coach: “The girls are
prepared, there are highly experienced players
who manage to get their claws out at key moments
and recover quickly from any situation. We will
see how we do tomorrow against El Salvador,
because whoever wins will secure a silver medal.
Let's hope that tomorrow the team plays as they
did in the first sets against Costa Rica, If
they do, it will be difficult for El Salvador to
Saturday games: Costa Rica vs Honduras (1:00
p.m.), Belize vs Panama (4:00 p.m.), Nicaragua
vs El Salvador (7:00 p.m.)