Belize with powerful attacks surpasses El Salvador

Belize City, July 14, 2022.- Belize showed its offensive power to win 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-16) against El Salvador, in the closing of the third day of the XIX U21 Central American Championship women’s volleyball.

The Belizeans reached two wins without defeats, this time thanks to Fatoumata Camara who had 19 points, plus 12 from Bruce Gareth and 10 from Khaya Gordon. For El Salvador, Daniela López was the best with 10 points.

Belize commanded all the elements of the game, especially a powerful attack (39-15), blocking 6-5 and serving 8-7, committing 24 errors to 22 of their opponents.

Belize celebrating a point against El Salvador at AFECAVOL U21 Women’s Central American Championship

Fatoumata Camara, the best scorer of the match, said that “I am very excited to get this second victory, it feels great to win another match. I think that every game that passes we gain more confidence, every set we play we feel better with the ball, we also have the support of the fans, they give us energy, they encourage us to play better and better, and I also have the support of my mom, who travels an hour to come see me play”.

José Fontes, coach of Belize: “the important thing about this second victory is that the team has maintained a high competitive level, especially in attack. Winning 3-0 allows us to add and it is important to be with 10 points, now we are going to face these two games not confident, but calmer in the sense that we already know that the team knows that it can against any rival”.

“We have worked very hard on reception, which was a weakness, because our blocking is normally good, and on the defensive side they have been key, since since the first game we have not made many errors in reception,” said Fontes.