Guatemala & Nicaraguan men advance to beach volleyball semifinals

BELIZE CITY, Belize, August 17, 2019 - The Nicaragua's and Guatemala's No.1 men's teams both secured their berth in the semifinals in the second day of the XIX Central American beach volleyball championships in Belize on Saturday morning.

Saturday 17 de August del 2019 19:00 PM

Nicaragua's Ruben Mora Romero and Danny Lopez Alvarado enjoyed their second win against Guatemala's Edgar Maldonado Espina and Andre Nuyens Liska: 21-7, 21-13. Honduras' Irvin Reyes David and Manuel Serrano Avalos won the first set: 21-17, but Mora/Lopez rallied to take the next two sets: 21-9, 15-10.

Guatemala's Andy Leonardo Blanco and Luis Garcia Betancourt secured their berth in the semifinals by their third win over Costa Rica's Victor Alpizar Campos and Sebastian Valenciano Gonzalez who had won the first set: 22-20. But the Guatemalans never said die, toughing it out to take the next two sets: 21-19, 15-8.

Guatemala's Natalia Giron Boesche and Estefanie Bethancourt Guerra posted their second win: 21-18, 21-18 over Costa Rica's Valeria Valenciano Gonzalez y Camille Villegas Gonzalez.

Costa Rica's Katherine Quesada Obando and Mariela Quesada Sequiera enjoyed their third win: 21-13, 21-8 over Honduras' Shanna Rivero and Cecille Johnson.

Guatemala's Blanca Recinos Ocaña and Susana Alvarado Gomez posted their first win: 21-19, 21-15 over Anielka Alonzo Zapata and Lourdes Lugo Molina of Nicaragua

Experience prevailed over youthful enthusiasm in Nicaragua's Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez Saunders' 21-14, 21-14 win over Costa Rica's Valeria Valenciano Gonzalez and Camille Villegas Gonzalez. 

Belize's Edgar Martinez and Michael Jenkins won the second set: 21-18 against Nicaragua's Gerson Contreras Lacayo and Denis Lopez Ruiz, who won he first set: 21-17, and took the third set: 15-10, handing the hosts their third loss. 


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