SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras,
September 13, 2022.-
Defending Champion Costa Rica is
the only unbeaten team at the XIV Boys’ U19
Central American Championship of AFECAVOL after
defeating Honduras 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-20) at
the Santa Rosa de Copan Gymnasium.
Costa Rica stands with a perfect
3-0 win-loss record and 15 points. Honduras has
Honduras surprised Costa Rica
evening the scores on several occasions in the
second set and recovered from an eight-point
deficit (14-22) in the third.
Costa Rica led 35-24 in the
attacking category, 9-2 in blocking and 2-1 in
aces, committing 25 unforced errors against 29.
Outside hitter Stanley Grant led
Costa Rica with 12 points, joined by middle
blocker Jeremy Venega who contributed with 9
points, as well as team captain David Cordoba
and middle blocker Keylor Rodriguez with 8
Outside hitters Oscar Pineda and
Jonathan Mendoza scored 8 points apiece for
On Thursday Costa Rica (3-0) will
play against Belize (2-1) and Honduras (0-3)
goes against Guatemala (1-2).
Robertocarlo Argüello, head coach
of Costa Rica:
“The fans motivated Honduras. We
knew it wasn’t going to be easy and what we
needed was to add points to keep a margin so
they couldn’t get too close. The guys sustained
well, but it was hard, they were pressured, and
we made some adjustments to finish the game.
Tomorrow, we have a difficult opponent (Belize),
but we have our goal clear, and we will battle
for it, we are going with all we have”.
Víctor Manuel Rodas, head coach
“We improved in the second set by
trying some changes in positions, today Leo
Villegas played as opposite to help us with
blocking, and it worked. Our best skill has been
reception and today it visibly improved, we were
able to stabilize our game. I hope this is the
beginning of our improvement and we must