Costa Rica returns to the U-18 throne in Central America

QUESADA CITY, Costa Rica, November 23, 2019 - Costa Rica regained the crown in the U-18 category by winning 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-15, 25-19) over Guatemala in the last game of the XIII Central American Women's Volleyball Championship.

Sunday 24 de November del 2019 07:30 AM

After the victory of Belize against El Salvador in the first game of the closing day, Costa Rica needed a victory to finish undefeated and be crowned champion for the eighth time in history.

And the home team did it by the hand of the opposite Angelica Rodriguez, who was unstoppable in the attack with 25 points, although she had the support of Nicole Mata with 21. Ingrid Almaraz was the best for Guatemala with 14 points.

Belize secured the silver medal (4-1), the first of any color in the history of this tournament, winning 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-22) against El Salvador. Gareth Bruce finished with 13 points and Olivia McKenzie contributed 11. Geannine Velásquez got 8 for El Salvador.

Honduras won 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-13) over Nicaragua, to keep the bronze medal by finishing with a win-loss record of 3-2. Dazly Durán was unstoppable in the attack with 17 points and her teammate Genesis Oyuela had 16, while Shantte Siliezar contributed 10, five of them in services. For Nicaragua, Roselyn Tobie was left with 14 points.

Final positions

1.-Costa Rica; 2.- Belize; 3.- Honduras; 4: - Nicaragua; 5.- Guatemala; 6.- El Salvador.





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