Nicaragua in seventh place in the Sub 18 after beating Barbados
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. September 1, 2018. Nicaragua took seventh
place in the NORCECA U18 Women's Continental Championship by
winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-14) to Barbados.
Nicaragua dominated in attack 29-19, blocking 4-3 and serving
15-6, with Masiel Brenes scoring 14 points and 12 of María Belén
Arcia. Teinneille Chapman scored 10 for Barbados, who made 27
unforced errors for 25 of his opponents.
The captain of Nicaragua, María Belén Arcia, said that "I had
never had the opportunity to be a starter, less a captain, in a
tournament of this magnitude. It's a great responsibility, but I
liked having the experience of playing against great teams like
the United States, the Dominican Republic, countries that are
powerful in volleyball. "
"We learn a lot not only in the game, also off the court,
discipline, training, these are tournaments in which physical
condition is super important, and for all that is the discipline
that makes the difference."
Claudia Noguera, coach of Nicaragua: "This was a very strong
tournament, teams that have years of development in this
category, such as the United States, Dominican Republic, Cuba
... we come to participate and try to get a better place in the
"It was a great effort that the girls made, they have a nice
experience and a commitment from each one to keep improving for
the development of volleyball in Nicaragua."