Chile finishes fifth in the U20 Pan American Cup
LIMA, Peru, May 17, 2019 - Chile finished in fifth place in the
V Pan-American Cup U20- Herbalife Cup, after defeating Honduras
3-1 (25-11, 25-13, 22-25, 25- 12) at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum
Chile took the first two sets without difficulties. For the
third set, Chile's coach, Eduardo Guillaume rotated his starting
attackers, Honduras took advantage to make his best game and
with greater concentration in his plays would force the fourth
In the last episode, the Chileans controlled their actions and
showed all their offensive power to keep the fifth slot of the
The winners outscored in attack (55-35), blocking (7-4) and
service (13-1). Chile committed 21 errors and Honduras 22.
The South American team controlled all aspects of the game led
by their top scorers: Gracelyn Carvalho with 21 points,
Constanza Silva with 18 and Gabriela Badilla with Beatriz Novoa
got 14 points each. On the rival side, the Honduran captain,
Nathaly Pérez reached the maximum of 19 points.
Eduardo Guillaume, coach of Chile: It was a difficult match
after playing two matches to five sets, which we were winning
but we let them escape. We have been working with this group for
a year, but I am optimistic, we can say that Chile is a stronger
team that fights more in defense but we still have to learn to
win, that is fundamental. This tournament leaves me the feeling
that we are improving, Chile today plays better.
In this fifth edition of the U20 Cup, Chile improves the eighth
spot achieved in the 2017 edition. Its best position was the
fourth place in 2015.
Honduras has one game remaining, this Saturday 18 will open the
final day playing against Guatemala for the sixth place of the
2019 Herbalife Cup.