San Pedro boys win Orange Walk Volleyball Tournament!
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Travelling weekly to compete in the Orange Walk Volleyball Tournament certainly paid off for the San Pedro Volleyball team this past weekend. Armando Escalon, Guillermo Rivero, Eric Santizo, and Ricky Luna formed the team representing San Pedro in the four by four league. In a game of best out of five, Team San Pedro won the first three sets and captured the coveted championship trophy.
The boys faced Orange Walk Bad News II in their final, deciding match. From the beginning of the hotly contested game, played at the Complex Building in Orange Walk Town on September 1st, team San Pedro was set on bringing home the victory. From the onset of the game, the boys were impressive, taking the lead with 25-12 in the first set. Their opponents came back strong in the second set, but were unable to topple the San Pedro boys, who took the lead once more with a close score of 25-22.
The third set was the deciding factor. If they lost that set, they would be forced to play a fourth set, with an increased chance of losing. But a third win would mean victory. Minds set, and with a firm resolve to come back to La Isla Bonita with the trophy, the boys once again took on the challenge head-on. Despite fierce competition from Orange Walk Bad News II, the boys managed to win the third set with a marginal score of 25-23. The championship trophy, individual medals and cash prizes were theirs for the taking! Congratulations boys; and well deserved!!
So what’s next for the team? According to Eric Santizo the team is practicing to compete in the upcoming Beach Volleyball competition scheduled as part of the September 21st celebrations in San Pedro. Armando, Guillermo, Eric, and Ricky once again take this opportunity to thank their sponsors: Cholo’s Golf Cart Rentals and Bar, Caye Caulker Water Taxi, Suya Tours, Coral Cable Vision, Caribeña Fuels, Captain Sharks, Councilors Carlos Perez-Barrientos and Gabriel Nuñez, as well as friends that gave their kind donations. The San Pedro Sun congratulates the hard-working team on their excellent efforts, and we look forward to seeing more volleyball action!