Guatemala wins undefeated Afecavol women's title

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 10, 2021 - Natalia Girón/Estefanie Bethancourt of Guatemala won the women’s gold medal of the XX Major Central American Beach Volleyball Championship by defeating Ivonne Soler/Sofía Velásquez 2-0 (21-18, 21 -17) to complete a perfect tournament without losing a set.

Sunday 10 de October del 2021 20:00 PM

For Girón/Bethancourt it is their second Major title since they had achieved the highest honor in Panama 2018; and in 2019. In the last Central American, they lost the final to Nicaragua.

On the other hand, Valeska Hernandez and Socorro López, of Nicaragua, took the bronze by beating Angel Williams/Ximena Núñez of Costa Rica 1, 2-0 (21-19, 21-16).

Estefanie Bethancourt said that “we had a thorn from the last tournament because we lost the final so we came this year with great enthusiasm and well prepared. The rest due to the pandemic helped us to be able to recover Natalia from an injury in 2020. She (Natalia) and I are best friends, we have known each other for more than 10 years and we have many tournaments played together”.

"This medal goes to my family, my friends, my boyfriend who is a beach player too, and all the people who support me," said Bethancourt.

Meanwhile, Natalia said that “it was very difficult to return after two complicated years due to the pandemic, but we had a great tournament. It feels good to be back, to win an important tournament like the Central American”.

To advance to the final, Girón/Bethancourt easily beat Nicaragua 1 2-0 (21-6, 21-12) with Valeska Hernández/Socorro López. Meanwhile, Soler/Velásquez of El Salvador, advanced to the final by defeating Angel Williams/Ximena Núñez of Costa Rica, 2-1 (17-21, 21-17, 15-10).

Final positions: 1.- GUA 1, 2.- ESA 1, 3.- NCA 1, 4.- CRC 1, 5.- GUA 2, 6.- ESA 2, 7.-CRC 2, 8.- PAN, 9.- HON 1, 10.- NCA 2, 11.-HON 2.

TOURNAMENT PAGE 

Sunday’s Results                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
GUA 1 def NCA 1 2-0 (21-6, 21-12)
ESA 1 def CRC 1 2-1 (17-21, 21-17, 15-10)
Positions 7-10
HON 1 def NCA 2 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-10)
CRC 2 def PAN 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 15-13)
Fifth Place
GUA 2 def ESA 2 2-0 (21-15, 21-9)
Bronze Medal Match

NCA 1 def CRC 1 2-0 (21-19, 21-16)

Gold Medal Match
GUA 1 def ESA 1 2-0 (21-18, 21-17)

 

 

 

Publicado por: Norceca.info
Fuente: Norceca.net



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