GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, November 5,
2021. - Nicaragua won the bronze medal at
the XXI Men´s Central American Cup defeating
Honduras 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-20) at
Guatemala’s City Dome.
After 30 years of not reaching the Central
American podium, Nicaragua won the bronze medal
with 4-2 win-loss record and a total of 20
points. This is the second medal for Nicaragua
in the history of the event, in 1991 they also
won bronze during the sixth edition in Honduras.
Nicaragua held a 47-36 advantage in attacks,
10-7 in blocks and 4-3 in service points;
Honduras committed fewer errors 14-16.
Three Nicaraguan players finished with double
digits, led by middle blocker Emilio Andrews
with 17 points, 3 aces included; opposite hitter
Axel Gutiérrez with 16 points and outside hitter
Byron Hernández added 10 points. José David
Espinal of Honduras led all scorers with 21
Bryan Orozco, captain of Nicaragua:
“Our goal was to win a medal. After our first
two matches we realized it was possible because
we proved we’re not that far from the toughest
teams of the Central American region at a senior
level. This is the result of my boys’ long and
hard work, winning medals at a junior level”.
Osman Hernández, Head coach Nicaragua:
“First I want to give thanks that there were no
injuries. We are leaving satisfied and proud of
giving a medal to Nicaragua at a senior level
after 30 years”.