Williams/Araya and Silva/Rodríguez start with double victory in Women Central American Beach

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, August 25, 2023 – Angel Williams/Kianny Araja (CRC1) and Nahima Silva/Lolette Rodríguez (NCA1) opened the XXI Central American Senior Beach Volleyball Championship, which kicked off at Campo Marte in Guatemala City with two victories.

In Group A, Costa Rica’s team 1 of Angel Williams and Kianny Araya, secured two wins. First, they dominated Alejandra Rosales/M. Fernanda Jarquín (NCA2) with a 2-0 (21-12/21-11) victory, and then they triumphed over the host team of Natalia Girón/Paola Alvarado (GUA1) by 21-12, 21-18.

Rosales and Jarquín (NCA2) later defeated Zoé Ebanks/Reizel Bruhier of Honduras 2-0 (21-12/21-07), while Girón and Alvarado (GUA1) came from behind to win 2-1 (17-21, 25-22, 15-8) against the Honduran team.

Yvonne Soler and Laura Molina (ESA2) won the only match they played against Honduras by 2-0 (21-6, 21-11).

In Group B, Nahima Silva along with Lolette Rodríguez (NCA1) triumphed 2-1 (15-21/21-7/15-10) against Guatemala’s team 2 of Maritza Zúñiga/Danna Aguilar, and against El Salvador’s team one, Kathya Vásquez/Sofia Velázquez 21-15, 21-14. Vásquez and Velázquez had earlier defeated Sofía Vega/Aliza Aguilar from CRC2 21-12 and 21-7.

Vega and Aguilar (CRC2) improved their record to 1-1 after defeating Zúñiga/Aguilar (GUA2) 21-13, 21-18.

This Saturday, starting at 9:00 AM, the second day of the qualification phase will be played, leading up to Sunday’s matches for positions and the teams advancing to the semifinals and finals.


Paola Alvarado of Guatemala digs

Women Results

Day 1

Group A

-CRC1 2-0 NCA2 (21-12/21-11)

-HON1 0-2 ESA2 (06-21/11-21)

-NCA2 2-0 HON1 (21-12/21-07)

-GUA1 0-2 CRC1 (12-21/18-21)

-HON1 1-2 GUA1 (21-17/22-24/8-15)

Group B

-ESA1 2-0 CRC2 (21-12/21-7)

-NCA1 2-1 GUA2 (15-21/21-7/15-10)

-CRC2 2-0 GUA2 (21-13/21-18)

-ESA1 0-2 NCA1 (15-21/14-21)