begins with victory over Belize
September 6, 2017.-
Costa Rica began the XVII AFECAVOL U-21 Men’s Central American
Championship at IND Volleyball venue in Managua, Nicaragua, with
3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 27-25) victory over Belize.
Costa Rica needed one hour and
16 minutes to win after two comfortable sets; in set three,
Belize was at set point 24-22, but the winning team turned the
score for a final 27-25.
Costa Rica prevailed by
(30-22) advantage in spikes over Belize, while Belize held 6-3
margin in blocking, both scored 5 points on aces.
Costa Rican captain Andres
Ortiz scored 12 points on a match-high, accompanied by Mariano
Salas with 9 points. Francis Hauze topped Belize with 13 points.
After finishing the match,
Hauze said “the game was really good, we started off balance;
Costa Rica wasn’t doing anything spectacular to beat us; in the
set three we played our hearts out but Costa Rica’s blocks and
serves were really hard, in addition to a miscommunication
between two of our players”.
Andres Ortiz of Costa Rica
said “we are very glad, everybody says the first match is
difficult and it’s true; the team was concentrated and we are
able to come out on top, at the end things got a little
complicates, but we recovered well”.