SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, September 14,
Nicaragua came from behind to beat El Salvador
3-2 (20-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-12, 15-8) at the
XIV Boys’ U19 AFECAVOL Central American
Championship being held at the Santa Rosa de
This was the second occasion that Nicaragua
recovered from an 0-2 set deficit to come out on
top in five sets. Nicaragua now has a 3-1 record
and eleven points to be in route to reaching the
podium. El Salvador drops to 1-3 and has eight
Nicaragua dominated the categories of attacks
(50-34) and serves (13-8), both teams scored on
7 blocks. Nicaragua scored 30 points from El
Salvador’s errors and handed out 38.
Opposite player Victor Bermudez and outside
hitter Evans Solis contributed with 21 points
each in Nicaragua’s victory; Solís on 5 points
from aces. Also, middle blocker Angelo Guadamuz
collected 11 points.
Middle blocker Ricardo Alegría was the top
scorer of El Salvador with 16 points, joined by
outside hitter Rafael Vargas with 13 points.
On the last day Nicaragua (3-1) will face
Guatemala (1-2) and El Salvador (1-3) against
Costa Rica (3-0).
Jorge Mena, head coach of Nicaragua:
“We are having difficulties to get into rhythm
from the beginning, this is hurting us, it seems
like we are the team of five sets. This game was
crucial, with the win we are in the medals,
tomorrow we just need to win and with one loss
we will be sub champions”.
Ricardo Alegría, top scorer of El Salvador:
“We gave all our effort, it worked in the
beginning. This is part of the game that your
opponent responds. We enjoyed it and we must be