Costa Rica improves to 2-0 at U23
PANAMA CITY, Panama, August 24, 2014 – Costa Rica defeated
Guatemala 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) for its second victory in as
many outings in the U23 Men’s Central American Championship on
Sunday at Jose “Beto” Remon Gymnasium on Sunday.
The Costa Ricans showed no signs of fatigue after playing five
sets in the last match of Saturday en route to a win over hosts
Panama. They have now 8 points from the two victories.
Javier Alvarez and Alberto Blanco were the best two scorers for
Costa Rica with 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Cesar
Gomez chipped in with 7 tallies.
Carlos Lopez topped Guatemala with 11 points while Leonel Aragon
and Gerardo Gonzalez each registered 7 points.
Costa Rica held a big advantage in service aces 9-3 and also had
the edge in blocks 9-6. The winners made 29 unforced errors to
25 by the losers.