Sports — 23 August 2013 — by - press release -
Belize Volleyball Junior Females on medal hunt in Honduras

SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, HONDURAS, Tue. Aug. 20, 2013

The Belize Female Junior National Volleyball Team wins again. They are now 2 and 0 in the tournament. They beat El Salvador, 3 sets to 1, 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23.

Top scorer was again Sherika Burton with 17 points (15 kills, 2 blocks). Jahshema Saunders had 13 points (12 kills, 1 ace), Maurissa Williams also contributed with 11 points (6 kills, 4 blocks, 1 ace), and Leandra Betson had 6 points (4 kills, 1 block, 1 ace).

Team Belize returns to the court tomorrow again at 5:00 p.m. against Nicaragua.
Weds. Aug. 21, 2013

Unfortunately, the Belize Female Junior National Team lost their match today against Nicaragua losing in straight sets (3-0), 25-22, 25-11, 25-21.

After a tough first set loss, the girls had a let-down in the second set but recovered in the middle of the 3rd set and reduced a 6-point margin to 2. The girls gave a valiant effort, but our unforced errors and strong serving by Nicaragua was the difference.

For Belize, Sherika Burton had 10 points, all by kills; Maurissa Williams had 4 points (3 kills, 1 block); and Jahshema Saunders had 4 points (all by kills).

Team Belize has a rest day tomorrow and returns to the court on Friday against Panama at 5:00 p.m. to keep our medal hopes alive.

Visit the Belize Volleyball Association Facebook page, profile, or group for the link to watch the games live online and to see the latest photos.

(Ed. Note: Belize had defeated Honduras on Monday, so our record now stands at 2-1 in the 15th Women’s U-20 Central American Volleyball Championship. Big respect to the hard work and dedication of our volleyball association, officials and players who, after years of big losses, are now becoming seriously competitive in our region. Go, Belize!)

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