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SCA girls win silver & bronze individual awards, TCC boys win 3-1 vs El Savador in CODICADER volleyball

The St Catherine Academy volleyball girls won no games, but individually two players won a silver and a bronze medal, while the NSSSA male volleyball champs, the Toledo Community College boys, won 3-1 vs El Salvador at the XV CODICADER Central American junior scholastic games in Managua, Nicaragua on Friday, September 17.

SCA’s Lila Estephan won a silver medal for Best Setter, and Jacqueline Sabal of Dangriga won a bronze medal for Best Receiver.

In Game 1 on Sunday, Sept 12, the silver medalists, Guatemala, won over the SCA girls in 3 straight sets 25-15, 25-13 and 25-14.

In Game 2 on Monday, Sept 13, El Salvador won over the SCA girls in 3 straight sets 25-10, 25-12 and 25-18.

In Game 3 on Tuesday, Nicaragua also Salvador won over the SCA girls in 3 straight sets 25-17, 25-22 and 25-21.

In Game 4 on Wednesday, the gold medalists, Costa Rica, also won over the SCA girls in 3 straight sets: 25-7, 25-13 and 25-22.

In Game 5 on Thursday, the bronze medalists, Honduras also won over the SCA girls in 3 straight sets: 25-14, 25-12 and 25-16.

And in their 6th and final game on Friday vs Panama, the SCA girls played their best set so far before losing 27-29, the Panama girls won the 1st set 25-8, and the 3rd set 25-16.

In the boys competition in Game 1 on Sunday, Sept 12, the gold medalists, Guatemala, won over the TCC boys in 3 straight sets 25-13, 25-9, and 25-10.

In Game 2 on Monday, Sept 13, the TCC boys trounced El Salvador 3-1. After losing the 1st set 25-23, the TCC boys bounced back to win the next three sets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-23.

Denver Lino led the offense with 23 spikes to score 25 pts, and also made 2 blocks, had 5 digs and 8 good receptions. Rasheed Arzu made 15 spikes to score 16 pts, John Lucas had 7 pts and Yserri Palacio added 6 pts, also making 2 blocks and serving 3 aces. Evir Aranda made 5 digs and served 3 aces.

The TCC boys got 39 pts on the Salvador’s errors, but gave up 48pts on errors.

In Game 3 on Tuesday, Nicaragua won over the TCC boys in 3 straight sets: 25-10, 25-14 and 25-18.

In Game 4 on Wednesday, the silver medalists Costa Rica won over the TCC boys in 3 straight sets: 25-13, 25-16 and 25-15.

In Game 5 on Thursday, Honduras also won over the TCC boys in 3 straight sets: 25-13, 33-31, and 25-21.

And In their 6th and final game on Friday, the bronze medalists, Panama, won in three sets: 25-13, 25-13 and 25-17.

Belize Times

Belmopan Compre girls topple Guatemala 9-7 in CODICADER softball

The Belmopan Comprehensive girls defeated the CODICADER gold medalists, Guatemala, 9-7 in their final game of the softball competition at the XV CODICADER Central American junior scholastic games in Managua, Nicaragua on Sunday, September 19.

Pitcher Ashley Lucas led the Compre girls to the win with Jahna Trapp and catcher Agnes Lucas coming home in the top of the 1st inning to lead 2-0. Debbie Morales, Maria Carmen Rivera and Sharon Castro led the Guatemalan counterattack to take over the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the 1st, but the Compre girls came right back in your face with Jahna Trapp, Agnes, Astrid Jones, Jenesse Martinez, and Sasha Lamb coming in the bottom of the 2nd to lead 7-2.

Guatemala’s usual starting pitcher Blanca Alvarez then took over from Maria Rivera on the mound, but the Compre girls ended scoring 9 runs on Guatemala’s 5 errors, while Crystal Hernandez hammered in 2 RBI’s. Guatemala had tried to recover as Maria Ramos and Ana came home in the 3rd, but Ashley Lucas shut them out in the 4th while Trapp and Agnes Lucas scored 2 runs to lead 9-5.

Castro and Ana Smith came home again in the top of the 5th, but Lucas shut out the Guatemalans in the last 2 innings for the 9-7 win. The Guatemalan girls got 5 hits, but Lucas’ pitching made them leave 7 runners on base.

The Compre girls participation in the XV CODICADER Central American junior scholastic games started after a 30-hour road trip, and Game 1 was a 3-4 loss for the Compre girls to their hosts, Nicaragua, whose pitcher Mercedes Marin gave up 6 hits and struck out 4 batters. The Compre girls left 7 runners on base. Crystal Hernandez scored the 1st run, Jahna Trapp went 2 out of 3 at bat, and scored 2 runs, and also drove in an RBI. Catcher Agnes Lucas got 2 hits and an RBI.

In Game 2 against El Salvador, the Compre girls looked to win when they took a 4-0 lead after Shahelli Ho came home in the 2nd inning and Agnes Lucas, pitcher Jahna Trapp and Crystal Hernandez crossed the plate in the 3rd. Salvador’s pitcher Carla Cermena, however, was able to shut them out the rest of the way even though the Compre girls got a total of 7 hits – Trapp again went 2-3 and Ashley Lucas went 2- 4.

But the Compre girls made 5 errors and that cost them the lead and the game as El Salvador won 7-4.

In Game 3 vs Guatemala on Friday, the Compre girls got 3 hits to lead 9-0 in the top of the 1st inning, as the Guatemalan girls made 4 errors. But pitcher Blanca Alvarez struck out 11 batters and was able to shut out the Belize girls after that. The Compre girls also made 6 errors and the Guat girls got 15 hits to score 16 runs for the 16-9 win.

In Game 4 vs Nicaragua on Saturday, Belize got 13 hits and scored 9 runs, but made 3 errors and left 9 runners on base. Nicaragua’s pitcher Mercedes Marin scored their 1st run in the 1st inning, and Mercedes Chaves and Estefany Panagua came home in the 2nd inning. Joselin Medina and Marin came home in the 3rd inning, and they went on to win 10-9, on the strength of 10 hits, even though they made 9 errors, and left 5 runners on base.

In Game 5 vs El Salvador on Saturday, the Compre girls suffered their 5th loss: 6-10. Pitcher Carla Cermeno struck out 4 Belize batters, while the Salvadoran girls got 9 hits to score 10 runs on the Compre girls’ 5 errors. Cindy Rosales got two hits in four times at bat to score two runs. Inez Escobar also went 2 for 4, scoring twice and hitting an RBI. Jersey Pineda went 1 for 4 at bat, scoring 1 run and getting an RBI. Alejandra Pineda got one hit and two RBI’s.

Ashley Lucas struck out 3 batters, and scored 1 run; Jahna Trapp got 2 hits and scored 1 run; Astrid Jones went 3 for 4 at bat to scored 3 more runs, while Crystal Hernandez and Jenesse Martinez each scored 1 run. The Compre girls left 9 runners on base.

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