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Belize wins 3 individual awards at XXI Central American Men’s Volleyball Cup despite 5th place finish

Posted: Saturday, November 6, 2021. 1:49 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Despite a dismal 5th place in the XXI Central American Men’s Volleyball Cup in Guatemala City, Belize was the only country to win three individual awards at the end of the regional tournament.

Karym Coleman won the Best Scorer award, Francis Hauze was the Best Spiker, and Bryton Codd was the Best Server.

The MVP was Andy Blanco of Guatemala. Guatemala also won second best spiker in Gerardo Gonzalez.

Costa Rican Gilbert Solano was the Best Opposite.

Nicaragua picked up two individual awards. Emilio Andrews was the Best Blocker and Miguel Castilo was the Best Libero.

El Salvador also won two awards. Juan Carlos Vargas was Best Setter and Diego Guidos was 2nd Best Blocker.

The Belize team fell 3-0 (25-18, 28-26, 25-18) to Costa Rica on Thursday, finishing 5th in the XXI Central American Men’s Volleyball Cup in Guatemala City, winning 2 games and losing 4.

All teams won one game less than their record shows. That’s because Panama pulled out of the competition at the last minute and all teams were awarded a 25-0, 25-0, 25-0 win over Panama.

Guatemala won their third consecutive Central American championship when they defeated Costa Rica in the final game 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 26-24) on Friday night.

Guatemala won the championship with a 6-0 record, Costa Rica was second with 5-1, and Nicaragua was 3rd with 4-2.

El Salvador finished 5th with 3-3, Belize 5th at 2-4, Honduras 6th at 1-5, and Panama last at 0-6.


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