El Salvador claims the Bronze Medal at AFECAVOL U21


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 6, 2019.- El Salvador claimed the bronze medal in front of their fans defeating Costa Rica in three sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-21) on Sunday night at FESAVOL Gymnasium of San Salvador, El Salvador.


El Salvador closed the competition with 4-2 record and a total of 18 ranking points, behind Panama (4-2) with same record but 20 points. On the other hand, Costa Rica finished in fifth place of the event with 3-3 record and 14 points, behind Guatemala (3-3) with 18 points.


The hosts managed control from the beginning, ending with 36-30 advantage in attacks and a sizeable 11-3 in blocks. Both teams scored 3 points on serves. El Salvador committed 20 errors and Costa Rica 25.


Diego Navarro scored 16 points in El Salvador’s victory, on 13 attacks, one block and two aces; Diego Guidos added 13 points on 7 attacks and 6 blocks. On Costa Rica’s side, Dowshel Mc Donald and Fabián Torres led with 11 and 10 points accordingly.


Alexander Polanco, Head Coach of El Salvador: “Very happy with the victory. A third place with a new group is a good result and we showed what we are capable of. I have mixed emotions because I can’t say to be satisfied, the boys had many ups and downs in their overall performance and we handed out a game we shouldn’t have (Guatemala)”.