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Costa Rica beats Guatemala in three sets


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 8, 2017.- Costa Rica beat Guatemala in straight sets  (27-25, 25-16, 25-19) to remain in second place at the XVII AFECAVOL U-21 Men’s Central American Championship being held at IND Volleyball venue in Managua, Nicaragua.


While Guatemala on occasions moved closer in scores, Costa Rica managed to lead the entire match. Costa Rica finished with a huge 48-27 advantage in spikes.


Costa Rica balanced their offense between Mariano Salas (15), Manrrique Carazo (13) and Andres Ortiz (13), while Guatemala attacked with Edgar Maldonado on 11 points and Sergy Rodriguez on 8 points.


Andres Ortiz captain of Costa Rica said “it was an exhausting match, having to play two daily sessions is exhausting. We expected Guatemala to have a better day, we are happy with the outcome. Now we must rest for tomorrow’s matches against Honduras and Panama”.


David Alvarado captain of Guatemala indicated “unfortunately we lacked energy, we had too many errors and the cost was losing; we hope to do better tomorrow”.