Nicaragua crowned undefeated AFECAVOL
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 6,
beat Belize 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-14) to be crowned
undefeated Champions of the eighteenth AFECAVOL U21 Central
American Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Nicaragua finished the tournament with 6-0 win-loss record
and 27 points winning their second gold medal in a row of an
overall three gold medals (2003, 2017, 2019).
Nicaragua topped Belize with 35-27 advantage in attacks, 5-3
in blocks and 5-1 in aces, while scoring on 30 opponent
errors against 18.
From Nicaragua, middle blocker Jefferson Cascante scored 17
points on 13 kills, one block and 3 aces. Ernest Broaster
led Belize with 12 points on 11 kills and one ace.
Jorge Mena, Head Coach of Nicaragua: “I am really satisfied,
the goal was to be among the medalists and now that we are
champions once again, it’s a reward to the team’s efforts.
My guy’s performance over exceeded our expectations, they
played at a high level”.
Albert Humes, Head Coach of Belize: “I had high expectations
from my team’s performance, they had trained hard to succeed
but you can see inexperience from our new players. At least
half of the team are new players to volleyball so we had to
train them all over and we could not focus on execution
during the match; the team is young and we are investing in