Mexico powers past Honduras in first victory at NORCECA U17

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, November 22, 2023. – Mexico powered past Honduras 3-0 (25-9, 25-10, 25-6) in their first victory at the NORCECA Girls’ U17 Continental Championship being held at the Jorge Galeano Gymnasium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

With a 1-1 record in Pool A, Mexico will face Nicaragua, who also holds a 1-1 record, on Thursday, while Honduras, with a 0-2 record, will go up against undefeated Puerto Rico.

The NORCECA U17 championship qualifies three teams for the 2024 FIVB World Championship.

Yliana Zuniga – Cyntia Palomo MEX

Mexico dominated with a significant 38-7 lead in attacks and 14-2 in blocks. Honduras outperformed Mexico 3-0 in blocks. Mexico gave away 13 points on unforced errors, while Honduras totaled 23.

Mexico used its entire lineup, with opposite hitter Yliana Zúñiga as the top scorer of the match with 10 points. Middle blocker Brenda Esquivel contributed 8 points.

Dibanhi Barrera, libero of Mexico said, “We felt very confident on the court. There was a lot of communication among us. With yesterday’s defeat, we came in more united today, we did things well, and felt good. I think we worked the attack very well, we performed well in that aspect”.