Nicaragua wins battle against Honduras in five sets

Managua, June 24, 2019 - Nicaragua fought again to win 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 16-25, 25-21, 15-13) over Honduras, claiming its second triumph of the IV Central American Championship U23.

Tuesday 25 de June del 2019 02:44 AM

The host team got up from losing 1-2 on set and the injury of its captain Maria Belén Arcia in the third, to overcome a Honduran team that fought until the end thanks to the actions of its main players Nathaly Pérez and Cecille Johnson with 21 and 18 points respectively.

For Nicaragua, María Fernanda Campos finished with 15 points, 12 from Andrea Pereira and 11 from Dalia Conto.

Honduras led the attack 42-38 and blocking 7-6, but the Nicaraguans held the advantage in service 15-11, and added 44 points for errors of the opponent, committing 45.

Claudia Noguera, coach of Nicaragua. "We knew that Honduras is one of the strongest teams in the tournament, has two very strong players. In the first set a good job was done, but after the injury of Belén (María Belén Arcia) we were out of focus, we managed to get them back and we dedicated the victory to her, as well as all the games that we have to play".

Caterine Leiva, Honduras coach: "I'm speechless, we had the game and we let it go, we missed our pass a lot, that got the bill. We are going to work on the psychological, we have faith that we will be fine for tomorrow. "

This Tuesday, Honduras will face Panama at 4:30 in the afternoon and Nicaragua will face Belize at 6:30 p.m.


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