Costa Rica continues with steady pace
PANAMA CITY, Panama, October 21, October, 2017 - Costa Rica
(4-0) continued on their perfect pace by beating Honduras (2-2)
by score of 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 25-14) in the second game of the
Saturday session in the XII Central American U19 Men's
The coach of Costa Rica, Juan Acuña, rotated players, allowing
everyone to add experience in this category and only one ran out
of points in the match. Jeferson Guzman scored 10 points, Juan
Arrieta finished with 9 and 8 of Sebastián Rivas. For Honduras,
Allan Escoto managed 11 units and seven of Rufo Paredes.
Costa Rica was better in all elements leading the attacks 41-24,
blocks 9-7, serves 6-5 and received 20 points courtesy of the
opponent's mistakes, while committing 19.
Acuña said that "we wanted to win this game in three sets to not
have complications in the last game. We rotated the team because
some players were not performing to the maximum and had to give
the opportunity to others. I am half satisfied by the team's
actions, although there are factors like heat or fatigue."
Alejandro Castillo, coach of Honduras, said that "I think there
is too much fatigue in the boys. We still have a big game this
afternoon to try and secure a medal, so we will try to lift the
mood and play a good role in that next game."