Nicaragua wins the silver medal by beating Belize 3-0
Managua Nicaragua. October 24, 2022.- Nicaragua defeated Belize 3-0
(25-15, 25-17, 25-12) to close in second place at the XIX AFECAVOL Men's
Under-21 Central American Championship.
With a record of five wins and one loss, Nicaragua was only surpassed by
Guatemala, which took the gold medal, and Panama took the bronze. In the
last tournament in 2019, Nicaragua was gold, Panama silver and El
Evans Solís was the best for Nicaragua with 16 points, while Víctor Cruz
and Angelo Guadamuz had 6 points each. For Belize, Preston Smith with 9
and Eleazar Mejía with 8 points as well as Hakan Godoy.
Nicaragua was better in attack 31-24, in serves tied 1-1, and Belize was
better in blocking 9-1, four of them by Godoy, Belize committing 37
errors, for 20 of their opponents.
Jorge Mena, coach of Nicaragua: “We met the goal of being on the podium
in a generation that had not been able to get a medal. They wanted to be
champions, the boys did their best, we had a slump against Guatemala,
but then they managed to raise the level and concentrate on key games
like Costa Rica. We got a second place which is not bad, we give that
victory to Nicaragua, we are satisfied and happy”.