Colombia triumphed with blocking against Chile
LIMA, Peru, May 7, 2019 - Colombia used its block to defeat
Chile and closed with a 3-2 victory (25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 19-25,
15-12) its participation in Pool B of the U21 Pan-American Cup,
the last qualifying tournament to the Bahrain World
In the first two sets, the coffee team took the Chileans out of
the game thanks to the strength of their block. However, the
anxiety for the victory played against Colombia that gave 50
points in unforced errors.
Chile took advantage of every mistake of the rival, managing to
force the fifth set, but their effort was not enough and with a
collective offensive work the Colombians claimed the coveted
The Chilean captain, Vicente Ibarra was the highest scorer of
the match with 21 points, followed by Manfred Borgstedt with 16.
The main scoring figures for Colombia were: Leiner Aponza (18),
Ronnie Mosquera (13), Andrés Guzmán (11) and Daniel Aponza
Colombia showed greater strength with the block (11-5), with 6
points from middle blocker Daniel Aponza; In addition, they had
an advantage in attack (52-43) and were outscored in service
Leiner Aponza, attacker of Colombia: We entered very happy the
first two sets, in the third we trusted, we left the game and
began to make many mistakes. Fortunately in the fifth things
went well and thank God we are in the next stage.
Manfred Borgstedt, Chile's top attacker: At first we were taken
out of play with the block, but then we started to follow the
coach's instructions and things started to work. In the last
set, we lacked to define in the attack, but in spite of the
result it is important that we manage to advance and we will
continue giving the fight.
With the result today, both teams accumulated 8 points and
secured their classification to the Quarter Finals that will be
played on Wednesday 8 at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum in