El Salvador claims a spot on the podium

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 22, 2021 - El Salvador defeated Guatemala 3-1 (27-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-22), on the penultimate day of the XXI Women's Major Central American Cup.

For El Salvador it was their fourth victory against one loss, securing a place on the podium with the opportunity to change the color of the medal in the last game on Saturday, while Guatemala finished with a 3-3 record, ending their participation in the Cup.

Gabriela Funes was El Salvador's top scorer with 16 points, while Adriana Flores and Daniela López each contributing 14 points. For Guatemala, María García achieved 15 points and from Rut Gómez added 11.

Astrid González with 4 blocks, helped Guatemala overcome their opponents in that area (9-7), but the Salvadorans were better in attacks 43-36 and service 11-4, receiving 34 points from errors by the opponent while committing 36.

El Salvador will face Nicaragua this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

“Today we came prepared to get this result that would allow us to be on the podium and tomorrow do not be scared if we surprise Nicaragua. They (his team) have a lot of courage, a lot of momentum, it is a young team, a promise for later on and the goal of being on the podium was fulfilled”, said Nery Petrovic, El Salvador´s coach.