SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, September 14,
Guatemala improved their record 2-2 after
defeating Honduras 3-0 (25-19, 25-9, 25-20) at
the XIV Boys’ U19 AFECAVOL Central American
Championship at the Santa Rosa de Copan
On the last day of competition Guatemala with a
record of 2-2 and twelve points will face
Nicaragua (3-1) with eleven points, with the
possibility of winning a medal. Honduras has a
0-4 record and closes against Belize (2-2).
Guatemala came from behind in the third set
(8-12) reaching an even 14, advancing to finish
in straight sets.
Guatemala prevailed over Honduras with a 28-24
margin in attacks and a huge 10-1 advantage in
service points, as well as 8-1 in blocks.
Guatemala committed 22 unforced errors and
Middle blocker Sergio Paz of Guatemala was the
best scorer of the game with 18 points on 6
kills, 3 blocks and the most aces with 9 points.
Outside hitter Leonardo Villegas of El Salvador
finished with 12 points, all from kills.
Adolfo Rivas, captain of Guatemala:
“We all had a good attitude, celebrating every
point and each player did their role on the
court. We are closing strong and tomorrow we
will give our all.
Luis Fernando Castañeda, head coach of
“Thanks to the boys’ effort we are in the battle
for a medal. The tournament has been strong, we
started with defeats, but we went on improving
our rhythm of play to fight to reach the podium
with two straight wins in a row. We close with
Nicaragua who have experienced players from
their competitive national league, and we want
to do things well tomorrow”.