Belize’s volleyball teams competing in the indoor competition at the XI Central American Games Print E-mail
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On Sunday December 10, 2017, Belize’s National Women’s Volleyball Team commenced play at the XI Central American Games at the Alexis Arguello Sports Complex in Managua, Nicaragua.  Belize played its first game of the tournament against the host country Nicaragua and fell to the host team in three sets by the score of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-17.

The home team held a 7-2 margin in blocking and 6-2 in aces. However, both countries scored on 26 kills. Nicaragua scored on 36 opponent errors while committing 23 unforced errors of their own.

Nicaragua distributed their attack between Elizabeth Traña with 9 points, Valeska Hernandez and Lolette Rodriguez with 8 points apiece. Nelissa Ramirez of Belize tallied 10 points and Shantell Arnold contributed 6 points.

The games then continued on Monday December 11, 2017, with Belize going up against Costa Rica in which Costa Rica defeated Belize in three sets by the score of 25-19, 25-23 and 25-14.

Costa Rica’s dominance of the Belize team is reflected mostly in their 29-17 margin in kills. They also did better in blocking (8-7) and serves (9-6) but not by much. Costa Rica scored on 29 opponent errors and allowed 27 on theirs.

Middle blocker Mijal Hines led Costa Rica with 12 points including 7 impressive blocks and Paola Ramirez scored10 towards the win. Shantell Arnold scored 15 points for the Belizean team.

Meanwhile, on the men side of the competition, the National Male team is not faring better than its female counterpart when it fell to Guatemala in three sets by the score of 25-20, 25-17and 25-23.

Guatemala had a rough beginning and ending against Belize, but they knew how to set their pace while finishing with a huge 40-27 margin in kills.  Guatemala had to work harder in sets one and three with Belizean demanding spikers.

Belize held a slim 4-3 margin in aces and Guatemala 5-2 in the blocking category. Both teams allowed 27 points on errors.

Outside hitter Wagner Chacon led Guatemala’s scorers with 12 points on 11 kills and one block; outside hitter Carlos Lopez and opposite Erik Flores tallied 9 points apiece. Outside hitter Bryton Codd led all scorers with 13 points while Karym Coleman contributed 10 points.

In the game played on Tuesday December 12, Belize fell to Panama in five sets.

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Athletics won seven medals so far at Central American Games Print E-mail
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The Belize Athletics Association has so far pick up seven medals at the XI Central American Games currently taking place in Managua, Nicaragua.

On Tuesday 12th December, Belize’s Samantha Dirks picked up a Silver Medal in the 200m event.

Katy Sealy who competed in the Hepthalon competition picked up a Silver Medal, while setting a personal best in Javelin, throwing a distance of 39m 20. Sealy also had a personal best in the 100m hurdles at 15.20. Tricia Flores picked up a bronze medal in the Long Jump Competition. Brandon Jones picked up a Silver Medal in the Triple Jump competition, with a jump of 15.47m.

Belize’s female team of Faith Morris, Tricia Flores, Hilary Gladden and Samantha Dirks picked up a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay. In the 4 x 400m relay, Belize also picked up a bronze medal. The bronze medal team consisted of Samantha Dirks, Tricia Flores, Ashantie Carr and Ashontie Carr.

In the men 4 x 100m relay, Belize picked up a silver medal. The team consisted of Shaun Gill, Mark Anderson, Brandon Jones and Rahim Monsanto.

Brandon Jones qualified for the 200m final and at the time of writing he was getting ready to run.


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