Belize gets ahead for the first time ever at NORCECA Beach

LA PAZ, Mexico, June 7, 2019. - Bryton Codd and Francis Hauze with two victories, gets Belize ahead for the first time ever at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour at the fifth leg of the event being held in La Paz, Mexico.


Friday 07 de June del 2019 22:00 PM

Bryton Codd and Francis Hauze made a spectacular team debut, delivering Belize with not only one but two historic wins at the NORCECA Beach Tour. Codd and Hauze kicked off pool C winning 2-0 (21-11, 21-19) to Jon Isaacs and Muller Petit of Bahamas  followed by a thrilling overtime 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 15-13) victory to experienced Tato and Pepe of El Salvador.

Jesus Alcazar alongside Francisco Tamayo of Mexico also claimed two victories in pool C, defeating Tato and Pepe 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) and Isaacs/Muller 2-0 (21-13, 21-9).

It was a sunny day also for Canada's Mathew Donovan and Fiodar Kazhamiaka winning in their two outings in pool B. First over Shawb Seabrookes/Everson Browne of St. Kitts and Nevis 2-0 (21-14, 21-14) followed by an important win to second seeded Nicaraguan Ruben Mora and Dany Lopez 2-0 (21-12, 21-15).

Last year's gold medalist here in La Paz, Mexican Angel Cardenas, took down Shawb and Everson 2-0 (21-11, 21-6) with Juan Espinoza; after falling to Nicaragua's Mora and Lopez 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) in pool B.

Kyle Friend and Travis Mewhirter of United States join the double winners leading pool D winning two exciting tie-breakers.  The US guys finished the day with a comeback victory to Mexico's Angel Sarabia and Raymond Stephens battling tightly 2-1 (17-21, 24-22, 15-11). Friend and Mewhirter also won the North American clash to Canada's Liam Kopp and Gabriel Burlacu 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 15-9) who beat Jorday Lake/Miguel Lopez of U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-7, 21-9).

Top-seeds Guatemalan Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia downed Central American rivals Sebastian Valenciano and Andrey Quintero winning a marathon first set 29-27, followed by 21-14 for the 2-0 final score in pool A. Earlier, Valenciano and Quintero opened the event beating Richard Campbell and Nathan Dack of Cayman Islands by 2-0 (21-14, 21-14).

Pool-play continues from Playa del Malecon of La Paz on Saturday, followed by the quarterfinal matches to decide the semifinal spots.


Men's Results Friday:

Pool A: CRC d CAY 2-0 (21-14, 21-14); GUA d CRC 2-0 (29-27, 21-14).

Pool B: CAN-B d SKN 2-0 (21-14, 21-14); NCA d MEX-C 2-0 (21-16, 21-18); MEX-C d SKN 2-0 (21-11, 21-6); CAN-B d NCA 2-0 (21-12, 21-15).

Pool C: BIZ  d BAH 2-0 (21-11, 21-19); MEX-B d ESA 2-0 (21-16, 21-18); MEX-B d BAH 2-0 (21-13, 21-9); BIZ d ESA 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 15-13).

Pool D: USA d CAN-A 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 15-9); MEX-A d ISV 2-0 (21-6, 21-9); USA d MEX-A 2-1 (17-21, 24-22, 15-11); CAN-A d ISV 2-0 (21-7, 21-9).



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