Costa Rica overcomes Honduras in great game

CIUDAD QUESADA, Costa Rica, November 20, 2019 - Costa Rica won an intense 3-1 match (17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18) against Honduras to close the second day of the XIII Central American Championship U18 Women's Volleyball.

Thursday 21 de November del 2019 07:38 AM

Honduras won the first set after arriving matched to 14 and from there took advantage of 4 points that was out of reach for Costa Rica.

In the second set both teams engaged in a strong battle of attacks and good serves, and it was the home side who took advantage with the good performance by  opposite attacker Angelica Rodriguez who scored 19 points.

Nicole Mata with 13 and Silvana Zavaleta with 10, also contributed to the triumph of Costa Rica, while Genesis Oyuela and Shantte Siliezar each finished with 10 for Honduras, which was outscored in attacks 42-26, in blocks 11-5, although they were better in service 19-7, with four "aces" by Natalia Reyes. Honduras made 44 mistakes, to 32 by their opponents.

Coach of Costa Rica: "We have been preparing game by game, we knew we had to take Honduras out of the game because they are the champions, now Belize plays and nothing has been won until the last game arrives. We have prepared well, Honduras likewise ... here you have to come and play with everything, both teams have high players, the battle at the net was very good, it was a great game".

Caterine Leiva, coach of Honduras: "A good game was made, the first set was played well, the serve strategy worked up to a certain point… we kept fighting, we can't put down our arms and continue fighting. We are satisfied, a volleyball show was seen, the players from both sides made their best effort, attacked and defended well, in these categories it is difficult to see this kind of performance, which means that Central American volleyball is growing".

Honduras will play with Guatemala at 5:00 p.m. while Costa Rica will face Belize at 7:00 p.m.



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