NORCECA Continental Cup gets underway in Nicaragua
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua, February 12, 2015 – The Central
American Zonal Tournament of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball
Continental Cup serves off on Thursday at the beautiful San Juan
del Sur Beach in Nicaragua.
The seven countries of the region have registered their teams
–two per gender- and are set to compete for the pass to the next
round of the qualification process towards the Rio de Janeiro
Olympic Games 2016.
The competition format foresees country versus country clashes
with the teams seeded according to the current NORCECA ranking.
In case of a tie, the series will be decided by a “Golden Set”
up to 15 points.
The top four countries will represent the Central American Zone
in the next round of the NORCECA Continental Cup.
Bertha Cuadra, president of the Nicaraguan Volleyball
Federation, expressed her gratitude to the Presidency of
Nicaragua and NORCECA “for their invaluable support and
confidence since thank to them we are able to organize this
tournament that will have all the countries of the region
battling for spots in the next round.”
She also thanked the Major of San Juan del Sur, Rosa Elena Bello
for the logistic support as well as all the sponsors.
The teams registered are the following:
Jasmine Anderson/Kelsey Balderamos and Tichele Solis/Tisha
Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro and Eugenia Ramirez/Katherine Quesada.
El Salvador: Laura Molina/Nadia Soler and Kathya Vasquez/Maria
F. Vargas. Guatemala: Blanca Recinos/Anna Ramirez and
María Jose Orellana/María Andrea Orellana. Honduras:
Arleth Cornejo/Christianne Etches and Sidney Moncada/Miriam
Lobo. Nicaragua: Lolette Rodríguez/Elia Torres and
Claudia Machado/Osiris Patricia Juarez.
Erlin Castillo/Keisy Caballero and Yileen Ng/Iris Urrunaga
Jason Cabral/Gustavo Morataya and Juan Marin/Ronnie Sosa.
Costa Rica: Julio Alvarez/Diego Alpizar and Bryan Monge/Zlatko
Piskulich. El Salvador: Franklin Flores/Armando Guatemala
and Carlos Escobar/David Vargas. Guatemala: Andy
Leonardo/Erick Garrido and Julio Recinos/Luis García.
Honduras: Manuel Serrano/Randall Vigil and Wilfredo Vega/Mercuri
Miller. Nicaragua: Ruben Mora/Gerson Contreras and Gerald
Umaña/Dany Lopez. Panama: Oswald Marshall/Domingo Avila
and Elmer Valdez/Jose González