Belize City, July 15, 2022.- Belize defeated Honduras 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-16) on the fourth day of the XIX Central American Under-21 Women’s Volleyball Championship, to maintain their unbeaten record and dream with his first gold medal in any category in Central American volleyball.
Fatoumata Camara was the best player for Belize with 14 points, while Gareth Bruce and Nisaan Martinez had 11. Andrea Aceituno was the best for Honduras with 7 points.
Belize was superior in all elements of the game, with an unstoppable attack 38-22, in blocks 6-4 and dominated in services 9-1, with 4 “aces” by Nisaan Martínez. In errors both teams committed 22.
The Belizean teams have achieved 4 silver medals in their history, showing progress in recent years with second place in the 2018 Central American in Belize, and in 2019 second places in the U18 and U23 women’s.
Sofía Solano, captain of Belize: “We are very happy, the whole team is happy, I am very excited, it is incredible, tomorrow will be a great game against Guatemala, it is exciting to think about that match, but we will try to get a victory again. Every game has been difficult, I think we’ve been growing, we’ve done it, because the demands have also increased”.
José Fontes, coach of Belize: “It is a team that has been growing in the competition, the level of demand I have always kept very high, we always demand them from the first point to the last. Guatemala is a great team, tomorrow will be a game worthy of the gold medal dispute”.
Marvin Ulloa, coach of Honduras: “I think that in the first set we played well as always, but we were not successful with the serves; many mistakes of our own that made the difference, we trained for that, but there are still things to improve. I think that Belize was not completely superior, we fought and we will continue working”.
Belize will face Guatemala at 7:30 p.m. at the Belize Civic Center and the winner gets the gold medal. Honduras meets Nicaragua at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday and the winner secures the bronze medal.