SANTA ROSA DE COPÁN, Honduras, September 11,
El Salvador controlled Honduras 3-0 (25-22,
25-14, 25-15) on the first day of competition of
the XIV Boys’ U19 Central American Championship
of AFECAVOL at the Santa Rosa Copan Gymnasium.
El Salvador jumped to a comfortable advantage,
leaving Honduras with little chances to recover
throughout the game.
El Salvador ended with a huge 29-16 margin in
attacks and 11-2 in service points, while
Honduras prevailed in blocks 11-6. El Salvador
committed 22 errors and Honduras 29.
Outside hitter Rafael Vargas of El Salvador led
all scorers with 19 points on 13 attacks, one
block and 5 aces, joined by outside hitter
Marlon Solorzano with 10 points on 9 attacks and
With 6 points, outside hitter Leonardo Villegas
On day two of competition, El Salvador (1-0)
faces Belize (1-0) and Honduras (0-1) against
Gerardo Hernández, head coach of El Salvador:
“We knew we had to battle against the host and
being this our first game, we needed to shake
off the nerves. We let Honduras commit the
errors, we tried to pass the ball, the pressure
was for Honduras and my boys gave their maximum
trying not to fail in serves. We are glad about
the result; we hope to keep the energy to score
the necessary points”.
Miguel Angel Pagoaga, assistant coach of
“It’s hard, it hurts to fall at home. In the
second set the team was down mentally, we tried
to move the team, but it was complicated. These
kids that never had competed internationally,
the gym was full, and the pressure was too much,
it was complicated”.