Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014. 10:26 pm CST.
Monday, August 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize’s Under-23 National Men’s Volleyball team continues to perform well in the Second Central American Championship being played in Panama City, Panama.
Tonight, Belize defeated Panama in three sets 25/23; 25/23 and 25/21.
Belize’s victory tonight comes on the heels of beating Nicaragua on Sunday, again in 3 sets by the score of 25/19; 25/14 and 25/20. Belize lost its first outing on the opening day of the Championship on Saturday, falling to El Salvador in straight sets 25/17; 25/19 and 25/23.
The Central American U23 Championship is being played at the Jose “Beto” Remon Gymnasium in Panama City.
All 7 Central American nations are taking part in this year’s Championship which continues through to August 30.
Guatemala won the inaugural Championship in 2012, with Costa Rica the runner up and Honduras placing third. The schedule for team Belize only gets harder going forward.
The next outing for the Belize U23 National Volleyball team is on Tuesday afternoon when they go up against the defending Champions, Guatemala.
On Wednesday, Belize takes on Costa Rica in the first match of the day; the on Thursday, Belize takes on Honduras.
The members of Belize’s U23 National Men’s Volleyball Team are: Evir Aranda; Raluni “Boogie” Bernardez; Marlon Salazar; Yserri Palacio; Jaleel Lino; Denvor Lino (captain); Darion Cayetano; Raheem “Hende” Flowers; Derron Cayetano; Alwyn Mahung; Jiovanny Gonzalez and Bryton Codd.
The coaches are Leon Leslie and Brian Castillo.
Belize’s referee at the Championship is Bruce Coleman.
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