SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, September 14,
Rica is already Three-Time Champion with one day
left of competition after defeating Belize 3-0
(25-11, 28-26, 25-22) at the XIV Boys’ U19
AFECAVOL Central American Championship.
With a 4-0 record and 20 points, no team can
catch up with Costa Rica; tomorrow they face El
Belize's reaction after falling in the first set
was strong, with strength in attacks and losing
two set points that Costa Rica brushed away with
great effort to win the second set. In the third
set, Belize recovered from a four-point deficit
(16-20) but it wasn’t enough to extend the game.
Costa Rica did better in blocking 12-3, while
Belize dominated in attacks 32-25; both teams
scored 3 points from serves. Costa Rica scored
38 points from Belizean errors and handed out
Opposite hitter and team captain David Córdoba,
alongside outside hitter Stanley Grant with 11
points apiece, and middle blocker Jeremy Venega
with 10 points led Costa Rica’s scoring offense.
The top scorer of the match was outside hitter
Eleazar Mejia of Belize with 19 points.
David Córdoba, captain of Costa Rica: “It’s
a great joy. Since leaving Costa Rica our
mentality was to be champions once more; thank
God it is a three-time championship win.
Tomorrow we are going for the win and be
undefeated champion, that’s our second goal”.
Robertocarlo Argüello, head coach of Costa
was a great pressure because we were looking for
a hat-trick and we are reaching one of our
goals, tomorrow we wish to close with a win to
be undefeated. We prepared well to be here, the
boys were tough in the second set, they were
cold headed, their blocking was steady against
Belize's powerful attacks, and they complied to
reach the goal”.