Colombia claims second victoria at CACG


BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, July 29, 2018. - Colombia claimed their second victory in pool B after defeating Guatemala 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 26-24) in the men’s volleyball tournament at the 2018 Barranquilla XXII Central American and Caribbean Games at Humberto Perea Coliseum.


Colombia finished day two of competition with strong effort in set three recovering from a 15-20 deficit as Guatemala controlled the actions. The Central American team surprised the host, dominating serves and capitalizing on their offense at the net.


Colombia will conclude pool-play against Puerto Rico, match that will decide top place in pool B that advances directly into the tournament’s semifinals.


The hosts were superior to Guatemala with enormous 42-29 margin in attacks and 11-8 in blocks. In serves, Guatemala led only by one point (6-5). In errors there was a slim difference, Colombia with 19 and Guatemala with 18.


With 12 points, wing spiker Adonis Herrera led Colombia’s victory, joined by middle blocker Renzo Mendoza and opposite Liberman Agamez with 9 tallies each. Guatemala’s wing spiker Wagner Pacheco topped with 11 points, followed by Edgar Maldonado and middle blocker Leonel Aragon with 7 points apiece.