Tegucigalpa, Honduras; August 03, 2022.- Costa
Rica won the five-time championship by beating
Honduras 3-1 (9-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-21) in a
great battle in the final match of the V U23
Women's Championship of Afecavol, before a full
house at the Jorge Galeano Gymnasium, in the
Olympic Village of this city.
Honduras came out with everything in the first
set, using a good service, limited Costa Rica's
attack and took an early advantage that they
maintained until the end of the set.
In the second set, Costa Rica turned the game
around with effective service and good defense,
highlighting the libero María José Castro, who
allowed a more effective counterattack from her
teammates. In the third, the champions overcame
a 3-point lead in the closing game to end up
In the fourth set, Costa Rica came from behind
to overcome a three-point deficit and from point
16 took the lead and did not give it up, winning
its fifth consecutive title in this category.
Costa Rica dominated the four previous editions,
while Guatemala achieved two silver medals and
one bronze. Honduras had only won a bronze in
the first edition of 2012. Belize was runner-up
in 2019 and Nicaragua has a beach and a bronze.
El Salvador was third in 2016.
Nicaragua (3-3) won 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-11,
25-19) against Belize, but it was not enough to
take third place from Guatemala, which
registered 3-3, but did 16 points, by 15 of the
Final Positions: 1.-Costa Rica; 2.-
Honduras; 3.- Guatemala; 4.- Nicaragua; 5.- El
Salvador; 6.- Belize; 7.- Panama.