Guatemala rock solid over Honduras at Men’s AFECAVOL

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, November 12, 2018.- Defending champions Guatemala had a rock solid performance over Honduras 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-15) on day three of the twentieth Men’s Senior AFECAVOL Central American Championship at FESAVOL Gymnasium in San Salvador.

Guatemala had little resistance from Honduras in carrying out their second straight set victory. The defending champions stand with 2-0 win-loss record and ten ranking points; Honduras still has no victories for 0-3 record and 2 points.

It was an overwhelming performance by Guatemala; in set two they reached a 9-0 score as Gerardo González controlled the actions on the service line. Guatemala’s dominant display continued up to the end.

Guatemala held a huge margins in aces (10-0) and (42-22) in kills; both teams scored 4 points on blocks. Guatemala committed 15 errors and Honduras a total of 19.

Guatemala balanced their points between opposite Andy Leonardo with 15 points, outside hitter Wagner Chacon with 12 points and captain Carlos Lopez contributed with 11 points. Opposite Carlos Osorio led Honduras with 8 points.

Guatemala (2-0) will face Costa Rica (2-0) on Tuesday and Honduras (0-3) will play against the host El Salvador (1-1).

Carlos Lopez captain of Guatemala indicated that they felt comfortable “our performance had a good flow, we were confident and our substitute players contributed to the team’s rhythm. This game had less intensity than the one against El Salvador; it adds to our growth and gives us more experience”.

Fabrizzio Matamoros captain of Honduras said “Guatemala is a strong team, with a lot of experience and when you face them you can see their great sport ability. We had the chance to make variations that turned out well and I hope the work against El Salvador tomorrow; we need to win to get into the battle of the tournament”.

Guatemala’s assistant coach Luis Fernando Castañeda said this is one more step closer to their goal “we are happy with the work today, the preparation has been very good and we scored continuously. We gave other players the opportunity to perform and to be in shape with the team”.

Cuban Juan Andrés León, head coach of Honduras congratulated Guatemala “hands up for them they have a really good project and they will be on top for many years here in the region. We need to focus on our work”.